Rhymes with…


“Here,” she said as she pushed a can of Pledge and a cloth toward him. Pointing to the shelves on which they kept their nick nacks, she ordered, “Go dust.”

He looked at her with disgust.

“And when you’re done with that,” she continued, “grab the wire brush and from the patio table and chairs remove all the rust.”

This whole day, he thought, will be a bust.

“And the dryer is out of balance. Its feet you need to adjust.”

With a sense of resignation, he sighed, “Fine. But as a reward, can you please whip up your famous pecan pie with a graham cracker crust?”

“I would,” she said, “but you know your need to lose weight is something we’ve already discussed.”

“This is so unjust,” he fussed.

She looked at him with distrust. “But these chores are a must,” she said.

And so into his chores himself he thrust, yearning the whole time for his days as a bachelor with lust.

Today’s one-Word prompt is “Lust.”

12 thoughts on “Rhymes with…

  1. Kijo July 30, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Do you dust as good as you rhyme?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sight11 July 30, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Well at least if not the cream you got the crust.. Now I am here so you should adjust..Hey don’t get mad.. No, not the knife thrust..

    Liked by 1 person

      • Tricia September 1, 2017 / 5:34 pm

        Hey, here’s my advice to you about the old Lady:
        Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
        Don’t need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
        Hop on the bus, Gus, don’t need to discuss much
        Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

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        • Fandango September 1, 2017 / 6:18 pm

          Ah, 59 ways to leave your lover. Excellent comment.


          • Tricia September 1, 2017 / 6:53 pm

            Thank you. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

            Liked by 1 person

            • Fandango September 1, 2017 / 8:52 pm

              Damn, it should be 50 ways, not 59! The virtual iPhone keypad gets me every time.


            • Tricia September 2, 2017 / 6:47 am

              Maybe someone should invent a special thumb tip piece for accurate typing.

              Liked by 1 person

  3. Tricia September 1, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Another one out the ball park, Fandango!

    Liked by 1 person

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