They were exhausted. Travelling from their home to Beijing had taken more than 24 hours, and their lack of sleep had made them crabby. In their hotel room, they found a mini-bar, a bottle of mineral water, a tin of mixed nuts, and a collection of sex products.
The woman looked closely at the condom collection while her husband lay sprawled on the bed. “This one tingles!” she said.
Her husband just grunted.
“And look at this one,” she said. “I wonder how the Happy Vibrations Sex Product works.”
He sighed irritably, “Just read the instructions and let me sleep.”
This post was in response to the 100 Word Challenge for Grownups hosted by Julia at her blog.
I remember the day I waited for you by the flamingos. We were supposed to meet in the “Pleasure Grounds” of Kowloon Park. It was hot that day and humid. I was so happy that day, I could barely breathe. I could not wait to see you. The pastel pink of the flamingos was but a pale reflection of the fuchsia toned ixora coccinea. The Hong Kong skyline peaked out from behind the trees, as if spying on the lovers strolling around the shaded pond. I waited for you for hours, staring at the flamingos who stood on one leg.
This post was my response to this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups hosted by Julia at Julia’s Place.
The prompt was “remember.” Check out Julia’s blog for more information on the 100 Word Challenge!
Click here to learn more about the 100 word challenge.
She woke up, finally. She looked around the room and felt confused. She saw dark walls and a single window. The brown curtains reminded her of the braids of her favorite doll, Jessie. The light was streaming in from outside, but she could not tell what lay beyond. The bed she slept in was soft and covered with a single, ratty blanket. There was no other furniture in the room.
Where was she? Why was she so groggy? She remembered waking in the dark in her own home right before a hand muzzled her mouth. After that, she remembered nothing.
These 100 words are my response to this weeks challenge from Julia’s place. The challenge was to write 100 words, using the prompt, ….as I rose in the dark…
(I took a few liberties with the wording but kept the basic idea.)