It was one of those mindless twiddles that has your fingers working overtime; an incessant fiddling with some inconsequential this or that, like a dangling button or a loose string. My mind was so far off in the distance that, though I was looking intently at myself in the mirror, I could not see a thing.
Swirling around in my distracted brain was, ironically, a very focused thought: he wants to be with me.
Why I found the truth so unbelievable demands a complicated and lengthy discussion; perhaps a mini-memoir of sorts, but suffice it to say that being with the right man had been such an elusive task that I figured, by the time I hit my 50th and it hadn’t happened yet, that it never would.
Imagine my surprise when, while contemplating the miraculous and unbelievable events of the past few weeks, I suddenly found myself topless in the middle of the men’s department, my sweater a disheveled jumble of threads; the quite willing victim of that blasted twiddling.
This week’s prompt, provided by the ever-faithful Lillie McFerrin, is “fabric.”
18 thoughts on “Unraveling”
I will never again think of twiddling quite the same.
Nor will I! 😉
Clever, fun – and only 5 sentences – amazing
Hi Linda–thank you for coming by!
You have a wonderful way of weaving words together! Love it!
Clever, Jessica, clever!
I was just thinking the same as Patricia. Won’t be thinking of twiddling quite the same way! Great work here, Britton. 🙂
I always smile when I think of you. Seeing you here on my blog today has me grinning from ear to ear!
Oooh, I say! How naughty and decadent 🙂
Britton- always so clever with your words. Love this piece. I am actually going to write a piece on “fabric.” I can do 5 sentences!! so good to see you post.
I’m guessing she’ll stay away from anything knitted for a while. Nice story!
Oh, the places that love in all its distractions can take us! The weaving, as Jessica cleverly put it, is delightfully deft.
Good for her. 50 years is a long time to wait, but sounds like the reward is great.
Sometimes life saves the best for last…
Loved it! Wonderfully written. You certainly do have a way with words! It was very nice to read your five sentences 🙂
Thank you Kate–I appreciate you visiting and reading–so happy you enjoyed my five!
Hey Britt! Remind me never to let you worry near me when I’m wearing my knitwear Speedos. The world is not ready. Indigo x
Oh I think the world would be just fine–in fact, World Peace might ensue. All we need is love…doo, doo, doo, doo, doo…