Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday Centus/In the Flesh



I was feeling a little overwhelmed by things yesterday and Jenny's prompt of the reflection in the mirror, while a good one, just didn't "cook" for me. I thought I would just pass this week. Then this morning a little scene popped into my mind and made me laugh. I decided to write it down. What do you think?

For full Centus rules and more stories go to:http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-centus-reflection-in-mirror.html


                                               In the Flesh
Cate loved doing housework in the nude, and when she did laundry simultaneously, she felt empowered by everything being clean at once. Today she was meeting Sam for lunch so she dashed through her chores while listening to Footloose’s pounding beat. She stepped out on the deck to shake rugs. Old man Stevens was mowing his backyard on his riding mower, but he tossed her a terrified gaze when he saw her. What’s his problem today anyway? Gathering rugs, she stepped back into the bedroom where, oh no, the reflection in the mirror showed pink nipples starting at her like headlights on a dark night!

14 comments:

Judie said...

OMG! I LOVE Footloose! But I would never do housework in the nude, because I might accidentally see my own reflection and pass out from revulsion!!! Great post!!!

noexcuses said...

I love this post! It sounds very much like something I would do. I am with Judie, however, afraid to see my naked reflection because the trauma would be unrecoverable!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is really amusing. I'm glad that morning image inspired you. Thanks for sharing.
xoRobyn
PS I was uninspired until today as well.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Terrified gaze? I bet it would have made his day! A fun read:@)

Rebecca said...

Claudia! I can see why it made you laugh! Shall I file this under autobiography or fiction????

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hehehe...old man Stevens may never get off that mower. Fun story!

Sue said...

heehee

;)

Ames said...

Wahahahahaha!I loved this!Kind of like going to the store with two different shoes on and your skirt jacked up inside your underwear on your back side.Superb!~Ames

Karen S. said...

Okay!!!!! Funny stuff....and in some neighborhoods hopefully the curtains are closed! LOL

Rinkly Rimes said...

It's easy to forget whether one has clothes on or not!

upinthecosmos said...

LMAO.... I could never get that comfortable without clothes on. I can't even imagine forgetting that I'm naked... LOL. Great write!

Dazee Dreamer said...

hahahaha. doing the laundry in the nude. that is hilarious

5thsister said...

Funny! Once I ran downstairs, naked, to grab underwear from the laundry room. Guess what happened...Someone came knocking at the door! I was trapped! My front door is flanked by windows so I had to hide out until the visitor gave up and left.

Jenny said...

So funny! I'm glad you had this idea because it made me laugh! I love that your character is so comfortable with her own body. I might do housework in the nude...when I'm a ghost!

Thanks for the smile.