Honey, Did You Know… ?


Beatrice was so deeply absorbed in her knitting that she did not notice Harold so frantically trying to get her attention.

“Beatrice. Beatrice… Beatrice!” Harold finally shouted at her.

“What do ya want, Harold?” she snapped back.

“Well, ya don’t have to be in sucha foul mood so early this morning.”

You’re the one yelling at me.”

“I weren’t yelling. I was a getting’ your attention.”

“Ya got it.”

“Did you know that Ms. Elisa fixes her man breakfast every morning for he goes out to work? And her three lads?

“Harold, did you know that those three lads a’hern, and her man, they plowed 40 acres for corn… and fixed the fencing around her garden… and built three more cages for the roosting hen… all last week? And it ain’t morning. It’s pretty nigh ten o’clock.”

“Honey, you’ve been on the porch a while doing the mending and things. Would you like a glass of sweet tea?”

“That would be nice, dear.”

Written for Three Word Wednesdays: Week 430: Requirements: Create a story using the three provided words as your prompt.

Absorbed, adjective: intensely engaged; engrossed.

Deeply, adverb: far down or in; intensely [as submodifier].

Frantic, adjective: wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion; conducted in a hurried, excited, and chaotic way, typically because of the need to act quickly.


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