We’ve been posting, over the last four days, what each of us wrote as we sat for our 30 minute prompt writing session using the prompt shown above. This is the fourth and final installment of the series:
“Thomas! Have you seen my glasses?” Dorothy called to her husband.
“Have you looked on the top of your head?” came the reply from the living room.
“Of course!” Dorothy answered running her fingers through her graying hair to see if they were indeed shoved on the top of her skull.
“Are they hanging around your neck?” Thomas’ rough voice told of his annoyance with being interrupted.
Dorothy looked at her blouse to see if she had stuck her glasses in one of her buttonholes or on the chain of her necklace.
“Not there either,” she called from the kitchen.
“Well, I give up,” he said.
“Come here then and tell me what this recipe says,” Dorothy requested.
“Can’t,” he said. “Busy. Use a cookbook on your Kindle. You can make the font large.”
“Good idea,” Dorothy said. She scanned the kitchen counters and table.
“Thomas?” she called. “Do you know where my Kindle is?”
“Is it on the counter?” he called loudly.
“Nope,” Dorothy answered, her voice coming from the study.
Dorothy turned and headed down the hall to the master suite. “It’s not here,” she yelled. “Are you sure it is not by your chair?”
“I haven’t seen it,” he replied.
Dorothy visited the bathroom, the laundry room and the screened-in back porch.
“Well, it’s nowhere,” she stated standing right next to her husband’s chair.
“Did you find your glasses on your search?” he asked, slightly lifting his eyes from the book he was reading.
“Huh. That would have been a nice reminder if you had said that while I was running hither and yon.”
“Go look in your car,” was his next suggestion.
“Good one!” Dorothy headed to the garage bouncing her head from left to right as if watching a ping pong match scanning surfaces as she passed through each room.
“No glasses, no Kindle,” she announced upon her return to the living room. “You don’t look extremely busy to me. Come read this recipe for me. One half teaspoon versus One half cup is going to make a major difference in the outcome.”