OLWG #153- Hard Times

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The words below are written just for practice. Practice makes perfect.

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.



Peggy turned down the Richard Thompson music and gasped, “Oh Jeeze, you’re right,” she glided to a smooth stop and turned on her blinker. She snarled at Jimbo displaying her broken front tooth. He was smiling, and she took a right turn. Three more right turns and she pulled back into the driveway that they’d just left.

Jimbo stayed in the car while Peggy snatched the keys from the ignition and ran back through the front door, only to re-emerge less than a minute later and sprint back to the car. She jumped in, threw her face mask onto the centre console, and started the engine. No one spoke as she backed onto the street. It was like déjà vu when she once again slid up to the stop sign and clicked on the turn indicator.

“You knew, all along, didn’t you Jimbo?”

“Knew what?”

“You knew that I’d forgotten my face mask, and we wouldn’t be able to get into the hardware store.”

“No, baby, I didn’t know.” He was smiling at her again, “I just reached up to feel if I had mine and thought I should ask you if you had yours. I figured you would because you never forget anything.”

Peggy shook her head and kept driving. When they got to McAerde Hardware she pulled up right outside the front door, “Go on in, Jimbo. I’ll park the car and meet you in plumbing.”

He got out and watched her pull to the far side of the lot and back out onto the boulevard, headed for home. He thought she would probably be over it by the time he picked up the pipe and walked back. At least he hoped she would be. He thought to himself, “It’s tough enough to keep a relationship strong during normal times. It’s almost impossible these days.”


This week’s prompts are:

  1. woke up cold and wet
  2. a drop of blue paint
  3. so alone

  1. Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!

  2. Write something big, Write something small,
    Write something
    Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!

7 thoughts on “OLWG #153- Hard Times

  1. Just about the time we were told to “stay home, stay healthy,” I caught a news bite about a moratorium the Chinese government had issued on couples filing for divorce.

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  2. I had to smoosh… I needed some Breathing Space
    (5)
    I’ve been doing yard work… catching up on comments… which of course seems like is a never ending battle. But one I can live with. Even with my limited time across from hubby who is ‘sharing’ my work space 😉

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