Sunday Photo Fiction — Rose-Colored Glasses

14EAED48-8B5C-480E-94EA-A7C99273FCDA“Yes, it really is serene and tranquil out here, and I thank you for suggesting this much needed break,” Phil said, “but I really need to head home and finish that project. I can’t continue to let it slide.”

“Oh come on,” Paula said. “Don’t be so anal. Beside, you told me that your project wasn’t due until a week from tomorrow. And it’s Mother’s Day and I thought we’d spend the entire day together.”

Phil laughed. “Yes, it’s Mother’s Day, but you’re my girlfriend, not my mother.”

Paula grabbed Phil’s arm and pulled him tight. “But I can be the motherly type, don’t you think? Wink wink, nudge nudge.” she said.

“Whoa, girl, that’s a whole new paradigm shift,” Phil said, smiling. “But you’re right, I don’t need to finish the project today. Besides, I see a rose-colored path up ahead that I think goes perfectly with your rose-colored glasses.”

“Well, what I see through my rose-colored glasses is that by next Mother’s Day,” Paula said, “you’ll see just how motherly I can be.”

(175 words)


Written for today’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt from Susan Spaulding. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (finish), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (slide), The Daily Spur (girlfriend), Word of the Day Challenge (motherly), and Your Daily Word Prompt (paradigm). Photo credit: That gorgeous photo is from Fandango!

4 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — Rose-Colored Glasses

  1. Bhavesh May 12, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Ohh..the subtext is heavy with this one 😋

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  2. leigha66 May 13, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    I think Phil need more than a subtle hint. Good story!

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