Mondays demark the start of the blogging/challenge/prompt week. Monday also means that Mindlovemisery will post a wordle. I learn at least one new word a week, as I puzzle through the list. My odd mood of Sunday continues. I present wordle #68: “Wink

He emerged, unshaven, from the cab of his ancient truck. He shaded his eyes. The hyper-active full-noon sun blazed across the highest-sky. Coupled with the scuttles of dust, the dryness of his eyes made him wince.

He wondered exactly when he become a caitiff. The first day he caught a glimpse of her. The day she returned his gaze, smile radiating across her face. He practiced pithy comments in front of his mirror. His mind accumulated visions of her. A saint. A whore. A virginal beauty. A seductress. That was the problem. His mind played tricks on him.

He skiddled to the bed of the truck. Several green garbage bags came to rest against the tailgate. He removed them, one at a time, saying good-bye before he tossed them into the dump.

She waited patiently in the passenger seat. No need to rush. This inexperienced temptress was his. The saplings that marked out the dump, shivered in the furnace-driven winds.


6 thoughts on “wink

  1. C.C. July 13, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    He’s a little presumptuous isn’t he? Really well-written….can totally visualize this!


    • phylor July 13, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      He’s not of the best character to be sure!


  2. DELL CLOVER July 6, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    WOW. I particularly related to furnace-driven winds. Oh, and I just noticed the Anne Sexton quote–good one.


    • phylor July 7, 2015 / 9:32 am

      That’s how the missionaries I studied in India referred to the weather. Anne Sexton comes from a MMLM prompt by Yves.

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  3. summerstommy2 July 6, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    There was a beautiful lyrical feel about this post. A sense of resolution as well. I enjoy your solutions to the puzzle of the wordle.


    • phylor July 8, 2015 / 9:39 am

      Thank you kind sir. I enjoy your wordles too.


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