It’s the thought that counts

dandelion seeds

They lounged on opposite ends of the couch reading books of opposing viewpoints. Her feet rested in his lap as his absentmindedly massaged her calf.

Laying down his book, he reached into his beard with both hands and raked it with curled fingers, coming away with a tiny piece of fuzz.

“Here, I made you something.”

A single raised eyebrow showed her disapproval.

“It’s fluff of happiness,” he said, handing it to her.

“What?” She asked incredulously, with a shake of her head.

“Better than lint of melancholy.”

“More like dross of insanity.”

He laughed, and she pocketed her treasure.

This week’s challenge is inspired by Big Mouth Strikes Again, by The Smiths
This week’s Studio30 Plus prompt is inspired by theinnerzonefluff of happiness
The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is Beard

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

10 thoughts on “It’s the thought that counts

  1. This was funny (but a little gross at the same time!) It’s like if my husband offered me toe jam or fingernail crud and tried to pass it off as a treasure.. not sure I could bring myself to take it 🙂


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