I sensed that there may have been humour in other weeks, but given the topic – the power of the words and the emotion & passion that poured out from them was compelling – I was in awe of the writers and ‘commented on many of the posts’.
So when my comments were noticed and I was tagged by @jfB57 to take part in Week #19 of her meme, I felt quite honoured! I can’t promise writing ‘to be in awe of’ – in fact, I’m sure of it! But I do like a good ode and a little bit of humour is my ‘comfort style’.
This week’s promt is “Are you sure it should be that colour” and given that dialogue is required, 150 words have been allowed (158 including the prompt).
Mine is a true story, I kid you not and takes me back to my childhood …. I hope you like it!
It was always magnolia, cream or even off white
“Do you remember as a child how Dad was always right”
“You can choose any colour Mother, as long as it’s one of those”
But one year Mum rebelled and it was caramel she chose.
At Christmas came our Nana, so as not to be alone
A dainty lovely lady, she was never known to moan
Several sherry glasses later “Are you sure it should be that colour”
“It isn’t like the way it was and it’s not like any other”
A few glasses later and her thoughts had turned to ‘gritty’
‘Frank’ she said, “tell your wife, this wallpaper is shitty”
I remember as the New Year came, the dust sheets all came out
And the infamous magnolia was the replaced again, no doubt!
“Are you sure it should be that colour” said her Sister with a grin
What came as my Mother’s reply cannot be mentioned herein
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