Take Seven 2nd July

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:

aghast, cower, diary, found, homely, link, people, preen, prune, reason, show, shrug, shy, slap, slime, slip, smiling, spouse, study, sudden, welcome
He found the diary by accident in her study and was aghast at its contents.
He’d had no reason to believe that his spouse had suffered so much at the hands of other people.
He thought they were slime, to make a child cower in fear and terror.
They had no link to humanity, these who would preen themselves in front of their friends but behind closed doors, that persona would slip and they would show their true colours.
It was the later entries that stunned him. The homely and shy woman who made everyone in their home welcome, had turned to a violent solution to her abuse.
Now he understood her obsession to prune her prize roses with such dedication and precision.
A sudden change in the air alerted him he was no longer alone, and he turned to see her standing in the doorway.
Smiling oddly, she approached him and took the journal from his hands.
With a shrug, she simply said
‘They deserved it.’
The cold delivery of her statement was like a slap in the face.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 2nd July

  1. murisopsis says:

    This screams sociopath!! Agggh! Run!

  2. Carol anne says:

    brill take on the prompt di!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely brilliant.

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