#writephoto — Moss


“Please, please,” Sarah begged her husband, Matt. “ It will be perfect for the water feature in our backyard.”

“How am I supposed to get it?” Matt asked, knowing in the end he would do her bidding.

“Just take off your shoes and socks and wade out there,” she said. “And I guess you should take off your pants, as well.”

Matt looked around to verify that there was no one else within sight and, seeing that they were alone, he removed his shoes, socks, and pants. “Woo hoo!” Sarah yelled. “Nice gams, man.”

Matt shot his wife a dirty look before stepping into the icy cold water. He took two steps before slipping on the slimy rocks just below the swirling surface, landing right on his butt.

A worried Sarah called out,” Matt, honey, are you all right?”

“I think I cracked my ass,” Matt said, grinning back toward Sarah. He stood up and carefully made his way to the large,  moss-covered rocks. Once he got there, he asked Sarah how much moss she wanted him to pull up.

“See if you can cut out about a square yard, but do it carefully.”

Matt was puzzle. “What to you mean by cut out?” He asked.

“Use your knife,” Sarah answered.

“My knife is in my pants pocket and my pants are back there with you.”

Sarah reached down, picked up his pants, and removed the Swiss Army knife from the pocket. “I’ll toss it over,” and before Matt could object, the knife was in the air. Unfortunately it fell way short and splashed down into the swirling waters where it quickly got carried downstream.

“Forget it,” an irritated Matt called out to Sarah, as he started heading back to the shore.

When he got on dry land, he was wet, cold, and miserable. “Sorry,” he said to Sarah.

“No worries,” Sarah said. “I can pick some moss up tomorrow at the garden shop at Lowe’s. They have a really good selection.”

Written for this week’s Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent.

9 thoughts on “#writephoto — Moss

  1. Frank Hubeny September 23, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    It’s probably better quality at Lowe’s. The phrase “cracked my ass” stood out for some reason or other. Nice story.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sue Vincent September 26, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Left me chuckling… I like to garden on the cheap…I can relate to this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 September 27, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    At which point he pushed Sarah in the water!!
    I loved that ending. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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