Turning Red

636D8873-B024-4850-9A28-A3C7D8B17DEBI wasn’t actually paying attention to my wife when she came home from shopping at the department store and was showing me all the things she bought at the cosmetics counter. I know it’s not nice to ignore your spouse when she’s talking to you. But seriously, cosmetics? You feel me, right?

But then, out of the corner of my eye I saw her pull something out of her shopping bag and I heard her say the word “blush.” Blush? She bought a cosmetics product called “blush”?

“Did you say ‘blush’?” I asked.

“Yes, blush,” she answered.

“Why would you buy blush? You have always been so self-conscious about how your skin turns red all the time because you blush so easily and so often,” I said. “So why would you buy something to put on your face to make it looking like you’re blushing?”

Her face turned a bright red as she started blushing. “Because, silly,” she said, “I don’t like it when I blush. If putting blush on my face makes it look like I’m blushing all the time, no one will be able to tell when I’m actually blushing, which means I won’t be embarrassed when I blush.”

“Honey, that makes no sense,” I said.

“But you shave your face every morning,” she said, “so no one can tell that you’ve got a beard.”

“But I don’t have a beard,” I said.

“Yes, that’s because you shave every morning. Same with me wearing blush. No one will know.”

“You know,” I said, “I think you make more sense when I ignore what you’re saying.”


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “blush.”

4 thoughts on “Turning Red

  1. Sight11 March 19, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    And Sensei slept on the couch.. The End..alternatively.. A smack on the head will also suffice.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. newepicauthor March 20, 2018 / 7:20 am

    If you are having a hard time seeing eye to eye with your wife on certain issues, it is probably best to ignore her rather than go around criticizing her.

    Liked by 1 person

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