Money,Lipsticks and Beer…

Bo tucked the money into his wallet with a sigh.

Now he could give Celia an overdue treat. He wasn’t proud of the fact that he took to the hidden work of strutting and teasing a crowd of hooting women to earn money, but things have been financially rough for so long.

Maybe now he had a little extra, he could finish work on the vintage and put it up for sale.
Lipsticks, beer breath, perfumes and powder on cuffs…she saw them all.

Celia’s evidence against Bo reverberated in her mind as she threw her things into her bag.

He never had money to take her out, forgot her birthday two days ago, yet he had enough to booze up with other ladies and to work on the infernal vintage that he inherited from his uncle.

She knew he was up to some monkey affair with another lady, due to his dodgy, morose mood.

She chuckled in mirth at his imagined outrage when he see’s his beloved vintage where she parked it, but she would be far away.

She had painted it in patterns of the things she liked.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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Out of the silent breath

Enchant me with your expressive eyes, that crinkles in laughter as you speak

that I may find myself ever caught between

the reflections of your pupils and there shall I remain.

*an excerpt of my poem*

31 thoughts on “Money,Lipsticks and Beer…

  1. The picture instantly caught my eye. All trucks in Pakistan are painted like this car. This is our world famous ” truck art” and btw this is ” Faisal mosque” painted on the front door. Superb writing!

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  2. Okay, I will admit that my sense of humor maybe a little warped, but I thinks this is HILARIOUS! She painted his car as revenge for cheating on her?? Classic woman scorned material 😆😆
    Great take on the prompt!

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  3. Interesting to hear both views. I guess they should communicate. He’s working so hard to get her a good bday present, even though he hates the work; she thinks he’s cheating and has painted his car and left. Somehow I’d like to think their story works out. Well written.

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  4. A perfect example of what can happen when couples fail to maintain open and honest communication despite how tough things can sometimes get. The truly sad part is that they still love each other, separated by willful silence.

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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