Take Seven : May 7th

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
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.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Take Seven : May 7th

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Lol nice one Di you made me smile . I remember years ago I took the children bro visit my mum in London. Hubby busied himself in the back garden digging a veggie patch . A day after my return I was hanging out the washing when a neighbour said over the fence, ” Oh! So he’s not killed you off and buried you in the veg patch !” And that’s true! 💜

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Whenever I come across the word ‘patio’ my mind slides to murderous imaginings. Must be that long ago episode of Brookside 😉

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  4. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Time to start looking under those pavers!

  5. Carol anne says:

    Oh dear, poor Sally, whatever happened to her!

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