Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
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As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.
Our words were:
build, busy, couple, delivery, finally, flute, front, gasped, gossip, held, home, joking, late, missing, nod, outside, period, pink, reaped, substantial, while.
Gladys and Maureen were sharing a cuppa over their back fence, gossiping as usual.
‘I see Bert’s been busy at Number 5.’
‘Yes. Seems he’s finally going to build that patio Sally wanted.’
‘I saw the delivery arrive. Nice paving slabs, pink and grey, her favourite colours.’
‘Do you think he’ll build a barbecue too?’
‘Bert? You’re joking. Sally said he preferred to sit in front of the telly rather than work outside.’
Maureen nodded, adding
‘Rather than work period, if you ask me. Sally was the one who brought home the bacon. In all the time I’ve known them, he never held down a job for more than a couple of weeks, a month at the most.’
‘I know. Sally worked so hard and he reaped the benefits.’
The pair sipped their tea, Gladys suddenly thoughtful.
‘Come to think of it, ‘ she said, ‘I haven’t seen Sally around for a while. Have you?’
‘My Tom saw him down the Flute and Whistle a week or so ago and he said she’d gone to stay with her Mum.’
‘Ah. Had an argument had they?’
‘Apparently Bert didn’t say, but Tom said he seemed more relaxed than he had been of late.’
Their tea almost finished, Maureen suddenly gasped.
‘Gladys? Didn’t Sally’s Mum pass away a few months ago? I remember her saying she’d been left a substantial amount of money in her will………………….’
‘Oh my god. Call 911 and report a missing person.’