Monday, March 7, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt

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Today we have another snippet from Dear Jon. It`s our picture prompt and the excerpt must reflect the image and be under 300 words.  Don`t forget to visit the other talented Tuesday Tales authors. Thanks for stopping by!

            I`m sure you`re familiar with the song about summertime and how easy the living is. Sometimes songs just can`t do reality justice. For seven weeks, the lives of four men were about as easy as one could imagine. I would never be able to repay Charlotte for what she had done. In one glamorous swoop she had set both Ross and I free in a way that we ourselves could never have accomplished. She would breeze in on the weekends, to see Ross or so it was believed, thus clearing any question of his masculinity. What a man he must be to have stolen such a looker from a young hep cat like me! We picnicked, played in the nearby river, and flew kites.

            "I only want them to get along as brothers," Charlotte would declare during her visits to anyone who would listen. So, when people saw my car parked in a certain drive, they assumed we were striving to become friends to please Charlotte, for no one wished to see her upset. God, she was good. You cannot imagine how wondrous it was not to have to sneak anymore. Sure, we still had to be discreet. My car there overnight for days on end would raise eyebrows, but most folks now assumed we were buddies working to get along and please the woman we both loved.

            Social Services had dropped by three times in those seven weeks. With the help of Ross as well as Charlotte, my little bungalow was now painted inside and out. It also had new draperies to match a spiffy new pull-out sleeper for Andrew and I to slumber upon. My chances of legal custody were quite good I was informed.

Copyright 2013 ©by V.L. Locey


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Susanne Matthews said...

Why do I get the feeling the other shoe is about to drop?
Great scene.

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for dropping by, Susanne.

Iris B said...

I'm not sure, I feel a "but" coming ... please tell me I'm wrong!!
And that charlotte is a hoot!

Trisha Faye said...

Great scene for a short 300 words! Gotta love Charlotte.
I'm so hoping it all goes well and he gets custody!