The Saturday Shed: Headstrong

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt STUBBORN for inspiration.
For those with the time or inclination: Feel free to join in!
The prompt next week is
FORGIVENESS.


A stubborn label
Depends on one’s perspective
Strong-willed or awkward?

The Saturday Shed: Keeping it up Your Sleeve

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt SLEEVE for inspiration.
For those with the time or inclination, next week’s word is STUBBORN
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“Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?” A female voice murmured. “She always wears long sleeves.”

“And you never see her in shorts, even on the hottest of days.” Another voice piped up.

Evelyn ignored the whispered comments as she passed the women sitting by the pool. If only they knew, she thought. But summer was the worst season: How she longed to shed the kaftans and expose her limbs to gentle sunshine. But the ugly lumps and bumps were only just fading, and there were plenty more where they came from. With a sigh, Evelyn pulled out her keys and climbed the steps to her holiday apartment.

“Where have you been?” said Owen, as she opened the front door.

He reached for her and dragged her inside. Evelyn stifled a scream as she tripped over the mat.

“Oops-a-daisy!” Owen hoisted her up and kissed her on the nose. “Didn’t mean to startle you, but the lady at the chemist suggested you try this.” He pulled a small tub from his pocket. “Guaranteed to reduce the swelling.”

“And the itching?” she said with a hopeful smile.

“Allegedly. Now, where shall I start?”

“You do the insect bites on my legs, and I’ll do the ones on my arms.”

*

Later that evening, wearing her customary coverups, Evelyn sat by the pool, watching Owen playing in the water with their son. A heavy smell of DEET and citronella clung to her. She tried not to hear the gossiping women she’d ignored earlier.

“There goes Dana, smothered in fake tan, as usual.”

“Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?”

The Saturday Shed: Scuttlebutt

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt RUMOURS for inspiration.
(I’m just trying to stay ahead of the game and have a Saturday lie-in).
For those with the time or inclination, feel free to join in the fun!

Next week’s word is HIDE.


He who spreads rumours
Could be a muckraker, or
A Fleetwood Mac fan

The Saturday Shed: Marry in Haste!

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt HASTY for inspiration.
(I’m just trying to stay ahead of the game and have a Saturday lie-in).
For those with the time or inclination, feel free to join in the fun!

Next week’s word is RUMOURS.


Eager to get hitched?
Then heed The Supremes, because
You can’t hurry love!

The Saturday Shed – Drinking Culture

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt ADVICE for inspiration.
(I’m just trying to stay ahead of the game and have a Saturday lie-in).
For those with the time or inclination, feel free to join in the fun!

Next week’s word is GORILLA.


Did you spill my pint?
Ask this and you risk a fight
Solution: drink halves.