The colours of her week

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this week’s photo prompt.

The colours of her week

Monday mornings she’s white and wan, but the book club girls arrive at 11 and a cool chardonnay or two soon restores her colour and sparkle.

Tuesday and Wednesday are red days—she’s off uptown for some retail therapy and wine bar get-togethers. She loves her reds.

Thursday’s vermillion. She feels somewhat worse for wear on Thursday. It’s her down day.

But she’s in the pink on Fridays when her handyman arrives. And she’s flushed as a rose as she waves him goodbye. Friday is her favourite.

Each evening she welcomes hubby home, freshly lipsticked and demure in yellow.


This story is for Friday Fictioneers, generously hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

22 thoughts on “The colours of her week

    • Your comment sent me off to google that song again. I’d forgotten her name, but the lines that have stayed with me since I first heard them are the chorus – ‘she realised she’d never ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in her hair’. I’ve always thought it was a striking image of disappointment and the loss of youthful dreams.

      I think my character is going to end badly, too, actually, but thank goodness I didn’t have words enough to do it to her. Thanks for commenting Bjorn.


    • Thank you for your comment, Sascha. I appreciate hearing what works, and maybe, when I’m feeling resilient enough, also what doesn’t work. Regarding weekends – the only thing that happens is that she has to behave herself while hubby’s home from work. She finds weekends so tedious that she’s totally drained by the time they’re over. 😏

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