FFfAW: The Pick-me-up

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The Pick-me-up

Words 175

“Come for a walk?” Reema was at the door. “Please! I need to vent.”

“Sure.” Dia shut the door behind her. “Yikes it is hot!” she gasped.

“I know,” Reema agreed, “But I simply had to get out.”

“What happened?”

“It’s every damn thing,” Reema groaned, “and the weather isn’t helping. I have an office deadline, college cut offs and admissions are giving us sleepless nights and on top of it, my father-in-law.”

“What’s he done?”

“He has begun to invite random people home.” Reema groaned. “We’ve guests for dinner and lunch.”

“Just make twice the amount.”

“One batch is pure vegetarian.”

“Oops!”

“Exactly.” Reema sighed. “But there’s one good thing.”

“What?” Dia wiped her brow.

“I don’t dread Hell anymore.”

“Right. It couldn’t be hotter than the kitchen.”

They laughed.

“I guess I better get back.” They traced their steps back. “I can see another crisis looming.”

“What?”

“The husband has a cold.”

“Oh no!” Dia commiserated. “Poor you.”

“Thanks for the shoulder.” Reema grinned.

“Anytime.” Dia winked. “But remember, it’s my turn tomorrow.”

***

Written for the FFfAW challenge – a story in 175 words or less. Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting the challenge and I am happy to have managed to rise to the challenge this week. Successfully or not, is up to you to decide! To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.

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Dahlia

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20 thoughts on “FFfAW: The Pick-me-up”

  1. Lol. Sometimes our lives can feel so upside down and we just need to vent. When I need to vent, I might vent to someone and then go get burger and fries… 😁 None of that this weekend but maybe tomorrow 🍔🍟😁

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  2. Super! This was no flash in a pan 😊Can so relate to the the venting and offloading on a friend! Thank God for them. Keep ’em coming Dahlia, you have such a way with your pen.

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  3. Hahaa… “It couldn’t be hotter than the kitchen”….Just by talking about your woes to a sympathetic ear, you start looking at them in a lighter way!! Exactly, “its my turn tomorrow”, hehee!!

    Loved the pic!!

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