WEEK 6: You can stand under my umbrella

Prompted by: MN

It’s a dark and stormy night…

No, really.

It’s a dark and stormy night.

The rain is coming down in sheets.

I check my watch. Another seven minutes.

There’s no shelter at this stop. There is a bench, however, which I would love to sit down on because my feet are killing me.

Except then my butt would get all wet.

If the bus ride home wasn’t over an hour long, I wouldn’t care about that. But it is. So I care.

At least I’m not alone. It’s the shady part of town, after all. Luckily, there’s a guy standing a few feet away from me. Well, he’s sort of standing. It’s more of a lean.

He’s tall. Even with the lean, he’s a full head taller than me. Maybe more. He has nice arms too. I can tell because he’s only wearing a t-shirt. No jacket.

I figure he must be cold because I’m cold. With a jacket.

Oh, what the heck?

“Hey, you!” I call out.

He doesn’t hear me over the torrential downpour. Not surprising since I can barely hear myself.

I up the volume a few notches, “Hey, you!!”

Turning just his head, he meets my gaze with clear blue eyes. Crystal clear.

He’s not bad-looking.

Actually, considering how my breath catches, it’s possible he’s a bit better than not bad.

Okay. He’s pretty cute.

“You can stand under my umbrella.” I glance down at his lips – they’re even nicer than his eyes – before adding, “If you want to.”

He raises a brow. Doesn’t say a word. Then slowly pivots, shoulders first, torso second, hips third, and closes the distance between us with a couple of uneven steps.

I was wrong.

He’s not cute at all.

He’s f*cking gorgeous.

Ducking down to my height, he leans heavily onto his forearm crutches and grins. “Do you mind if we sit instead?”

Smiling back, I shake my head.

My butt’s gonna get all wet.

What’s the prompt for next week, guys? 

Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.

20 thoughts on “WEEK 6: You can stand under my umbrella

  1. It touched my heart. I don’t know how you manage to do this with so few words but probably all the words hit the right places.
    Can’t wait for the next Monday and wondering what you’ ll have in store for us then.

    1. Awww, sc!

      Thank you very, very much for your kind words!! I’m beyond delighted that these shorts have an impact on you 🙂 Thank YOU!!


  2. I love your short little bouts of brain vomit…. love the way you make wounded heroes sexy too… obviously cuz they are… encouraging more women to see them as such only a benefit… 🙂

    Prompt…. I hate this part….

    “Make sure you drain it….”

    (Lol watching a cooking show)

    1. Hahaha thanks, Miss DJ!

      Mmmmhmmm! Wounded heroes are just as sexy as regular ole heroes. And besides…

      This chick digs scars 😉

      Thank you for the prompt (LOVE cooking shows too haha)


    1. Noooo, MN, I’m honored to have chosen your prompt! It sparked a fuse in my brain for sure!! Thank you!!


  3. Ooo, I loved this one too!

    I might have one this week! How ’bout…

    She grinned. “How’d you get up there?”

    (that was hard; I’m not very brief. Thanks, grammatical contractions! *winks*)

    1. Hahahaha Miss EisenJo!

      I totally get it, ma’am!! Thank you very much for the help!!!

      Hugs from a fellow long-winder (long-winded-er??),

  4. I love these short “word vomits”! 🙂 I wish I could write like this *shrugs*

    “But, why?”
    “I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

    1. Awww *blushes* You’re too sweet, Miss Laura!

      Eeek! A 2-worder!! And a good one, at that!! Wooo!! Thank you!


  5. Loved it , as always ☺☺ .
    My prompts are : “who said we were gonna sleep ?”
    “Close your eyes and you’ll see everything .”
    “Who said I can’t dance ?”

    1. Tee hee, thank you, M!

      Glad you dig it! And, whoa!! Sooo many directions to go with all 3 of those prompts!!! Woot woot!!! Much appreciated!


  6. Oooo… I so loved that one. Just felt I was there sharing that umbrella. Hit my dev in the best part.

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