“Why do you paint a gloomy picture? You are quite adept at making the best situation look dire. Do you want to have another go?”
“Yes, please. So, I see a lady in a red swimsuit lying on her back. She is quite close to the sea… so close.” He throws his hand up in exasperation. “Lily, I’m afraid, all I see is a lady trying to drown herself. She’s dead meat once the tides come in”
“The tide did come in Peter, but the lady was no dead meat. She revelled in it. I know, because she’s me.”
❤Aweni July 2019
This was written in response to Carrot Ranch prompt- June 27, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves paint. It can be fresh, peeling or in need of a coat. What is being painted and why? Go where the prompt leads!