Monday, January 21, 2013

Was It Something I Said? A Saturday Centus


It is week 143 of Jenny Matlock's fun and challenging writing meme, Saturday Centus, from her blog, "off on my tangent."  This week Jenny has provided a photo from which to inspire our 100-word maximum stories and poems.  It's been awhile but I thought I would give it a go this week and see what happened.  My effort this week is entitled: 

Was It Something I Said?

Walking out to the garden, I spied my wife toiling away in the hot sun. 

I gave her a quick hug. “You know you don’t smell as bad as I thought you would?"


“I mean you don’t sweat much for a woman your size.” 


She glanced at the large ripe tomato at her side. 

 “You want to throw that at me, don’t you?”

“No, I was thinking I could make you salsa with it.”

"Can you make it now?" I asked, turning back toward the house.

That’s when it struck me in the head.

Jenny Matlock

What women want:  To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held.

  What men want:  Tickets to the World Series.

-- Dave Barry


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