Monday, October 5, 2009

Comfort Food



Today's muse: Daily Writing Practice

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Comfort Food

The sun penetrates through the blinds; bright stripes dance across our sleeping bodies. The smell of brewing coffee nudges me awake and I send a silent thank you to the gods for inventing automatic coffee makers.

A grunt behind me lets me know that my love is also waking. He turns towards me and wraps a possessive arm around me, drags me closer to nuzzle into my neck. I turn to face him and push his hair from his eyes. He needs a haircut. But we’re newlyweds, and we have better things to do.

I hear the grumble of his stomach—an angry demand for fuel. He opens an eye and I raise an eyebrow in question. We both laugh. I sit up and ask what he wants for breakfast.

I can make pancakes, I offer, or how about French toast with some bacon? Or I could make an omelette with sausage and fried potatoes. Or how about …

He just stares at me and a grin slowly begins to spread across his face. I know that look. I’ve been seeing that look quite a bit lately. But before I can stop him, he wraps an arm around my waist and traps me between him and the bed.

Alright, I concede. Breakfast can wait.



10 comments:

glnroz said...

you little devil, you,, lol

Wine and Words said...

It's nice to hear something personal, a glimpse into the daily life of Monica Manning. I draw you in...

Monica Manning said...

Ha ha! That was a complete work of fiction. Well ... except for the food part. The Husband is bald and was when I met him. We're an old married couple now. We're all about the breakfast!

Dan Felstead said...

Monica! I read the prose and wanted to comment but didn't want to get too personal...THEN I READ YOUR COMMENT and laughed out loud! Great writing and great response!
Dan

glnroz said...

Ms Monica, please accept the Honest Scrap award mentioned in my blog yesterday.(pls visit and download the logo, if you like) Hope you have a great day. thnx glenn

Dan Felstead said...

Monica...are you ok? No post here for a week...I am having withdrawal.

Dan

Monica Manning said...

Thanks for your concern, Dan. Everything is fine with me ... just a little lack of motivation and inspiration.

I've also been working on a novel, which has been taking up much of my creativity.

I was sad to see Laura Jayne's post at PPP. But I plan on going through the archives and writing some. Hopefully something will come to me soon.

Dan Felstead said...

Monica...I sent an email to Laura offering to get together with the photo contributors and see if we could submit a photo a day on a rotation basis with a prompt...in order to keep her blog alive while she is taking time off....I really don't want this blog to go away...I don't know how she would feel with others posting photos and prompts on her blog but thought I would offer.

Dan

Monica Manning said...

Dan: Fabulous idea. Count me in. It will prompt me to keep up with my photography. I miss the muse.

::She Poet:: said...

My dear you are his breakfast ;) I felt like a voyeur peeking into the window of a private marital moment. You have such an eclectic style, I enjoy.

I want to personally thank you for the wonderful comments and taking time to visit me!