Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tea Time (Blogophilia 39.6 and Group Blogging Experince 130)

Steam whistled brightly from the tea pot next to the window. Just another fine day at home. A wrinkled hand slips over the handle, while it's partner turns off the gas.  Tea and Scones gets made at 3:00pm. The tin is fetched from the ancient F&M hamper someone had given to them at the hospital. No one knew who had left it, but it came home with her. It was a talisman to the time of no wheelchair. Another iteration in the circular dance. Unknowing eyes stare as the ball drops in the pot. The crockery creamer with a carrot motif sits on the tray unused.  Lips more aware than their owner open as the spoon approaches. Her eyes soften and smile while his dart almost imperceptibly.  Nothing is tracked or timed in this waltz. Sip and nibble interrupted by dabs from the napkin. His lips curl into a half smile as she cleans up the dishes. Goodbyes said, he nods and fades away. 


This one is a double dip.  First:

Blogophilia Week 39.6 - Another Fine Day
Bonus Points:
(Hard, 2 pts): include three items you might find in a Fortnum & Mason 1730 Hamper
(Easy, 1 pt):  Mention a root vegetable


This week, the challenge is to write a ‘conversation’ between a set of characters without using any actual dialogue. This will provide good practice for writing descriptive events and in describing body language and emotions without the aid of the character's vocalizations. 

It was fun. 


  1. WoW hard prompt there and you managed to combine the two - very impressive (don't think I can do that)

    1. I had pondered the conversation prompt all week (and I actually was late submitting). I kind of knew where I wanted it to go and the Blogo prompts (especially the F&M one) got it focused.

  2. This was a vivid precious scene you portrayed. 8 points Earthling! :)


  3. what a great idea on how to hone out the actuals from the attitudes we all bring with us Christopher ...
    I will have to have a crack at this one week pal..
    I read this three times as each time it gave me a little more of a picture and each picture was kind of different too... what a brilliant write Christopher I loved it very much indeed.... :-)

  4. Wonderfully done!

  5. You did this so well!


  6. Very well done.

  7. This made me sad beyond approach.

    Well done, Christopher. Well done.

  8. Very nice.

    ~~Diana J