Feeling Groovy

“Look at that guy over there,” Donna said pointing to a man wearing shades sitting at the table by the window. “He’s really groovy looking, isn’t he?”

“Groovy looking?” Elaine said. “The seventies are calling want their bell bottoms back. Besides, Donna, that guy is radioactive.”

“You mean he’s glowing?” Donna responded.

“No, that’s ludicrous,” Elaine said. “I mean he’s a bad person and you need to stay away from him. He’s the kind of guy who will bring you nothing but tears and heartache.”

“You’re always so pessimistic, Elaine,” Donna said.

“Girl, I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret,” Elaine said. “That man is a bundle of emotions that seems to change with the tides. He’s the type who likes to straddle the fence and you never know which way he’ll go.”

“I hear you, Elaine,” Donna said, “but he’s so damn hot.”

Elaine let out what can only be described as a bloodcurdling scream. “Fine,” she said, “just remember that I tried to warn you about him.”


Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (groovy/tide), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (radioactive/dirty), Word of the Day Challenge (ludicrous/bloodcurdling), The Daily Spur (tears/pessimistic), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (emotion/straddle). Brooke Cagle at Unsplash.