Kitchen Drama (Ryan & Rita)

Today’s prompt: sauce, diamond, lynx

Stirring pasta sauce

Loose diamond ring drops in pot…

Oblivious spouse

Reports lynx skulking through yard…

Wife snaps: “Why don’t you join him!”

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Retirement’s Long Hours

Prompt: midnight, sweatshirt, application

I wake at midnight

Aware husband’s not in bed

Follow kitchen’s glow

In sweatshirt, at table he’s

Writing job application

Reassures my frown:

No money worries…hours of

Retirement too long.

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Eagles, or Chicken?

Today’s prompt: limits, donation, eagle

Husband is big on

Donations to worthy

Causes…current passion:

Preservation of the eagle.

I’m in charge of budget

Told him firmly, “there are

Limits to our generosity…we

Need to afford gourmet chicken”.

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The Arts Fair Date

Today’s prompt: velvet, cloud, hippie

Finally got the husband out to an arts fair.

I was hankering for some pottery to go with

The new decor theme I’d settled on…

Maybe some pretty, functional woven

Baskets, too…if they were affordable.

Husband paints, so I’d appealed to his ego

Saying his canvases are surely superior

To what he’d see on display.

We barely had time to stop at the

Lemonade booth before he was frowning.

“What’s wrong?”  I asked.

He growled, “hippies, everywhere”.

Good grief, the conservative old man.

I pushed him onward…and soon

Spied two perfect vases I adored.

The baskets were just okay, pricey

So I wandered over to the framed art

Searching for the artist of my heart.

“See anything good?” I asked him.

He harrumphed, said smugly: “You

Were right,” and pointed… “look at

That crap…‘Velvet Clouds’…I’d be

Embarrassed to sign my name to it.”

He didn’t even ask what I paid for the vases 🙂

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