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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cooling Off @ Small Stories and Stuff

It’s Sunday, so yesterday must have been Saturday Centus, the day our esteemed leader, Jenny Matlock of “... off on my tangent...” assigned us Centusians a prompt from which to construct a 100 (or less) word story. No photos are allowed and the posts must be PG. (This one is PG-13). This week, she threw us a crumb, as it were, and assigned us an innocuous prompt: “The curtain parted.” I just know there will be many different takes on this prompt, so here’s my contribution, so I can get to reading the others. You will find them and all the rules by clicking on my Saturday Centus button on my sidebar.


Cooling Off



Each on opposite sides of the bed, they jockeyed for the upper hand.

As usual, the argument started over nothing - he forgot to take out the trash. Then it morphed into that nonsensical place where all past sins are reviewed. She began chanting a litany of his recent misdeeds.

As for him, he held back nothing, ticking off her faults on his fingers.

She turned her back, undressed, started a cold shower, stepped in, sharp cold needles of water stinging her face.

The curtain parted, and with a sheepish grin, he asked, “Why don’t we cool off together?”


© cj Schlottman
03/20/2011

13 comments:

Sue said...

Cute. Fun. Sexy, too.

I liked it!

=)

Kat said...

"that nonsensical place where all past sins are reviewed" - love that line CJ! This was a fun use of the prompt, I enjoyed this a lot! Kat

gaelikaa said...

Glad it worked out!

jeff campbell said...

Very cool cj...a fight and make up s.. in what seems such a short span...sounds like they had done this many times before...

Ames said...

Vavavoom! CJ this was so unexpected...and charming too! I love the make-up part! :)~Ames

Jo said...

CJ ... wonderful ... i loved the end ... i loved the same line as Kat ... you made this seem so easy ...

Tina said...

uw very naughty - anger passion lol

Judie said...

You know what "they" say--never go to bed angry!! Great take on the prompt.

Tgoette said...

What a sweet, sexy take on the prompt, CJ! Loved this! Not a fan of cold showers, but in this case I would make an exception! LOL!

jabblog said...

Making up is the best part about arguments.

Nonna Beach said...

Brilliant, clever,so true to life and a happy ending...Love it !

Rekha said...

Really sweet end to a bitter argument...I can picture this happening...lovely one. :)

Jenny said...

CJ! Perhaps the continuing story would be, "Ummm... I don't think soooo buster!" or not...

But either way I was enchanted and amused by your clever use of this prompt.

Really clever!