Take Seven 9th 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:
bold, cast, cold, cry, den, dry, fast, fold, hold, last, mast, old, past, pry, sly, sold, then, try, when, why, vast
The sly old woman next door had managed to pry into her past intending to cast doubt on her character with the hope of making a few bob on the side to keep quiet
Patty couldn’t understand why this wizened old trout would spread such untruths and try to make people believe she was a thief and liar. She had done nothing to be ashamed of and didn’t need to explain herself to anyone.
So when she was called into her father’s den and asked outright if any of it was true, she was hurt and upset that he could believe such vast lies.
As she sat in the chair in front of his desk, her cold hands neatly folded in her lap, she denied it all, as the reason Patty suddenly had some spare money was because she had sold some unwanted jewellery.
‘Oh sweetheart, don’t cry,’ her father said reaching for his favoured quill pen held in place on the mast of a model ship. We’ll get through this together.’
He then wrote a letter to his solicitor and signed it with his usual bold flourish.
‘This will be the last time she tries anything like this,’ he added passing her his pocket handkerchief to dry her tears.
She tried to smile which wobbled a bit, but she was determined to hold it fast.

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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4 Responses to Take Seven 9th July

  1. Pingback: Take Seven 9th July and Weekend Writing Prompt #217 – Requisite – Tessa Dean – Author

  2. Chris Hall says:

    I always enjoy the way you pull all the prompts together so deftly, Di! 🙂

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