WEEK 12: “Ugh,” she groaned.

Prompted by: Laura

“Ugh,” she groaned. “I can’t do this.”

“Of course, you can.”

Removing the helmet, she tossed it to the ground. “I’m backing out.”

“You never back out.”

“Just watch me,” she challenged, pointing a finger in my face.

Which I snatched out of mid-air. “C’mon, Slim…”

No.”

Pulling her down onto my lap, I asked firmly, “What’s our motto?”

“It’s stupid,” she muttered in reply.

Maybe she was right. Maybe it was stupid. Maybe it was far beyond stupid, all things considered. But it didn’t matter. Because our motto had always been and would forever be…

“No fear, remember?”

“Do you remember what happened the last time you said that, Stud?”

“Yeah,” I grinned wryly, “I remember.”

And?”

“Lightning never strikes the same place twice.”

She rolled her eyes. “You know that’s a myth, right?”

“I have faith in you, Slim.”

“Yeah, that really helps,” she snorted.

“You’re the bravest woman I know.”

Another snort. “Not today, I’m not.”

“And the most beautiful.”

“Flattery will get you nowhere.”

I shook my head and chuckled, “I’m not trying to get anywhere.”

“You’re just trying to kill me.”

Tucking a loose copper curl behind her ear, I murmured, “I’m just trying to get my girl to do what she loves again.”

“I love you, Stud.”

And jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.”

With a long sigh, she stood to her feet and scooped up the discarded helmet. “Yeah, that too.”

She was halfway across the grassy field when I popped a wheelie and called out to her, “What’s our motto, Slim?”

Spinning on her heel, she flashed me a wide smile and yelled back, “No fear, Stud!”

What’s the prompt for next week, guys? 

Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.

22 thoughts on “WEEK 12: “Ugh,” she groaned.

    1. My pleasure, SC!

      And thank YOU for the comments and suggestions and all that good jazz!! Without readers like you, we’d have a heck of a time trying to do this LMAO!!

      Hugs,
      Ann

  1. Yipes! I’m flattered you chose my prompt! I’m kind of digging the open-ended-ness of it all.

    Prompt ideas –
    “Cross my heart.”
    “Go ahead… See if I care.”
    “Look at him!”

    1. Yayyy!!

      I can always count on you, Miss Laura!! Thank you sooo much for the suggestions!!! And I’m pretty freakin’ happy to hear you dig the open-ended-ness cuz that’s totally my jam… 😉

      Big hugs,
      Ann

  2. Love it, they sound like a fun couple!
    Here’s a couple of prompts to keep things rolling. (Pun intended? Maybe, I don’t know, one can never be quite sure, ha! )
    “Just breathe.” He gently encouraged her.
    I just don’t know if I can.
    There’s always doubt in my mind.
    I feel like I’m slipping away.
    Will you be there, really?
    He reached out, with a grimace.
    She turned and smiled.
    He limped away, dejected.
    He limped forward with confidence.
    She worked up the courage.
    “Keep your hands… er… body parts to yourself!”
    Did you just roll over my toes?

  3. hmm Prompts from me….

    I’m still quite fond of…
    “I don’t want to say Good bye…”

    “I’m along for the ride…”

    “We have to control the controllables…”

    A good angsty one…
    “Damnit, why do you do this to me?”

    1. Miss Tara!!!

      Thanks so much for the suggestion, ma’am! I’ve never written an “Evan” before so…

      *ponders*

      Hugs,
      Ann

  4. Again a great little story!
    I loved how he supports/pushes her.

    My ideas for next week:
    Just keep going!
    A perfect summer night
    I just can’t help it
    This really isn’t rocket science…
    Stop right there!

  5. Okay here’s mine . . .

    I can’t do it, I’m too scared

    I’m very excited to see which one you choose and what you write!

    1. Nonsense, Princess Jane! You can do it, you’re not too scared!! Oh, wait. That was the prompt suggestion. Okay, fine. For now…

      *evil laugh*

      Seriously, though, thank youuu!!

      Hugs,
      Ann

  6. Once, I was…
    That’s not the one,
    Where?
    Hope this helps,
    I just don’t believe you,
    It was just a chair,
    Not mine?!
    What do you mean?

    There ya go, my seriously late two cents!!! Loved this^^ by the way!

  7. It has been a pleasure doing business…

    Paraphrasing Gordon Downie of the Tragically Hip during the second-final encore of his last live performance in Kingston’s Ontario. He said the last lines of the song Scared – “It’s been a pleasure doing business with you…” and people cried because it seemed like he was saying good-bye. But of course, the audience demanded a final encore, and he had to supplement them with other words. Crazy people! 🙂

    1. Whoa, Mr Matt!

      TH, eh? *fist bump* I went to see them a couple years ago and they’re coming back soon…

      Thank you sooo much for that very unorthodox suggestion. I dig unorthodox a.k.a. different haha!

      Hugs,
      Ann

      P.S. – Crazy people are the best! Aren’t we? 😉

      1. Freaking eh! Glad you like them, I was worried you might not have heard about them. While I couldn’t get out to see their final tour, I remember them from Bluefest and the many, many albums I bought. And we got to watch the concert live on CBC. It-was-epic!

        1. Freakin’ eh, indeed! Yeah, I totally grew up listening to them and Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam and…

          My brain stopped recalling hahahaha!!

          Take this hug,
          Ann

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