“I feel totally humiliated,” Ellen said. “Richard said last night that I lack imagination. What an awful thing for him to have said. You know, there ought to be a handbook that explains the best techniques.”
“There is,” Arlene said. “It’s even illustrated.”
“I don’t know,” Arlene said. “It’s not as if it’s a well kept secret. I’m sure we can find one at the bookstore. We can head over and get one whenever you’re ready.”
“Ready, set, go,” Ellen enthusiastically said.
About twenty minutes later, the two young women arrived at the bookstore and Arlene went up to the guy behind the counter and whispered something in his ear. He looked at Arlene and at the other girl she was with. He got a knowing smile on his face and then pointed to a corner of the bookstore.
The two women headed where the guy pointed. When they got there, Arlene started looking at the books on the shelf. Suddenly she yelled, “Cha-ching, here’s what I’m looking for,” and pulled out a large, heavy book. She handed it to Ellen and said, “This should spark your imagination. I’m sure Richard will be very pleased.
Ellen took the book from Arlene and started leafing through it. “Oh my gawd,” she exclaimed. “This is a feast for the eyes! So erotically ethereal. I have to buy this. Richard is not going to know what hit him!”
Both girls started giggling.
Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (humiliated), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (handbook), Word of the Day Challenge (sketches), JusJoJan (unbelievable), Scott’s Daily Prompt (ready, set, go), Ragtag Daily Prompt (cha-ching), the Daily Spur (feast), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (ethereal).