Singin’ In the Rain, Bedelia?

Prompt:Β  SHOWER

Bedelia had only minutes to prepare for Finn’s visit; with brownies baking, she hurriedly changed from her chocolate-spattered T-shirt, into a fuschia-colored one featuring Hawaiian hibiscus.

Smirking defiantly at the mirror, she abandoned her old-lady’s lacquered “helmet-head do”, and pinned the hair on either side of her temples up, letting it fall softly around her cheeks; the gray strands were invading the brown slowly, in a pleasing pattern, so that she appeared to have light silver wings (wisdom?) lifting her hazelnut eyes.

A dab of palest pink lipstick completed her brave efforts, and she rushed to set the table for a casual lunch…just as thunder grumbled and a sudden hard shower began; “Oh, I hope that’s not a harbinger,” she whispered.

Finn, unprepared for rain, arrived mere drops shy of drenched, holding a bag from a Greek deli and smiling in his calm, undemanding (handsome) way; Bedelia blushed shyly, quickly taking his damp jacket.

“I should have inquired earlier—how do you feel about Gyros?” he asked apologetically, and was then rewarded as her face brightened with unexpected enthusiasm.

“We have something in common…it’s my favorite sandwich, and I’ve not had one in years”; sheΒ  gestured toward the dining table where, her nervousness having abated, they both ate eagerly, unselfconsciously—the juicy Tzatziki sauce (cucumber & yogurt) dripping from the succulent meat, down their chins and through their fingers—the pile of paper napkins mostly ignored…as well as the rain, now playing gleefully against the window.

Β©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, Β 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

45 thoughts on “Singin’ In the Rain, Bedelia?

    1. Thanks much, Brother UP πŸ˜‰ I’m fine, but I’m helping my neighbor who’s laid up with a broken leg, confined to her bedroom. I’ll definitely stop in to see you later today–just trying to get some sleep before I check on her, and start cooking a meal. I’d welcome your prayers for her healing. Take care of you, and your family–you’re in my prayers, as well.

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        1. HOT!!! I baked chicken breasts…to cut up and put in a cool Asian Ramen salad (I’ll post the recipe soon)…and I knew I was crazy–nearly 90 degrees in my apartment and I turned on the oven???!! Good grief, my brain must be fried πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your interest in Bedelia’s stories…possible novel. You are WONDERFUL! So how hot is it there? Any chance for some rain to cool things? Hoping to be back and read some posts over the weekend πŸ™‚


          1. I do that too…turning on the oven in the heat and regretting later!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

            Right now the temps are around 90. For three days clouds have been gathering only to disperse…not a drop of rain!πŸ˜”

            I am sure it will be a great novel. ❀️

            Read whenever you have time. πŸ€—


            1. So we’re about even, as the heat goes…and the craziness of baking when it’s too hot, haha!! I’m trying to figure out how to slice up portions of my time for everything–quite tricky!! I did some blog reading tonight…it took hours to go through the Reader, since I’m so behind. Oh well, I’ll get there!!

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  1. I have so enjoyed Bedelia’s journey and look forward each week to her next step forward πŸ™‚
    This is a delightfully, well written description of that most wonderful of times in a (hopefully) budding relationship!
    P.S. Apologies for my tardiness πŸ™‚


    1. Oh please don’t apologize–I didn’t mean to push you, so I’m sorry, truly. Thank you for always giving us a great prompt–I’m hooked on keeping the series going, whatever your word may be. Next week’s episode will hopefully finish up the lunch date–there’s much to talk about when you first meet someone! Also, we can expect that Miz B will likely take “one step forward, and at least one step back”–as she tries to find her feet in this new chapter of her life πŸ™‚


  2. Very cool Six

    As a fan of Six-serials I totally look forward to the next installment each Thursday.

    This week’s?

    Good Six

    *compliment for writing that is not only engaging, but frickin visceral (in its imagery).


    1. Thank you so much, Clark–each week I look forward to your comments because they take me back to my favorite English teacher’s classroom. He made me feel Brilliant, thus I’ve survived to a silver-winged age πŸ™‚ Blessings to you–stay safe!


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