Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Prayer - Three Word Wednesday

This is my first time joining in with
Three Word Wednesday
where each week you write something
using the three prompt words.
This week's words are . . .


                        ABSTAIN,  HALO  and  PRAYER


It was late afternoon and I was feeling suitably pleased with myself.
Not only had I walked past two cake shops, I'd also actually scribbled CHEESE  and WINE off my shopping list.
I arrived home that evening with a skip in my step, my halo still well and truly intact.
I'd had a cuppa soup, an apple, a salad with no dressing and one boiled sweet.
As I was rummaging in the freezer for the broccoli and planning my super healthy, calorie controlled tea, the phone rang.
"I'm on my way home, do you want me to bring a Curry and a bottle of wine?"
Eeek ... I'd managed to abstain the whole day.
I looked skyward, uttering a little prayer.
"Please ... pleeease let me say No!" 
The prayer was still running through my mind as I heard the words.
"Yes, and get some onion bahjees while you're there."
Aaaghh ... what had I done!
The halo went clattering to the floor.
I closed the fridge and looked up once more.

"Please, if you are listening,  let me for just once make it through ONE whole day!"

17 comments:

Jay Thurston said...

Ha ha, oh the test of discipline can be so hard sometimes.

Good work, that was entertaining. I was hoping she'd keep the halo as much as she wanted to.

Mia Mirza said...

Me likes =)

Pan said...

Great take on the three words. I love the humour in this. ;-)

Nice writing!

K said...

I hear you! I have this nightmare on an almost daily basis.

Coraline J. Thompson said...

AHAHA, oh the woes a diet can cause. Thanks for the laugh, and welcome to 3WW.

The World of Lost Souls

Nessa said...

I know this whole situation and related conversations so well. Maybe someday.

Carina said...

I love it! Absolutely love it! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to abstain from sweets. Not happening.

And please, satisfy what is almost a lifetime's idle curiosity...what exactly is a boiled sweet?

Angel said...

Sometimes it's really hard!

Jennifer said...

Nice flow to this piece. Cute.

Bobbie Sandlin said...

I always fail at those tests lol. Great job with the prompt!

Deborah said...

Thank you all for the warm welcome, I've really enjoyed joining in, and thank you for your comments,
I look forward to meeting you all again :o) x
... and Carina, I had to ask, but I think a boiled sweet is a hard candy!? hee hee

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Cute! Portion control, of course, is the real problem. But who can say no to good curry?

Lynette Killam said...

I had a wonderful laugh at this! We can all identify with trying to be good. My halo is so dented it will never be perfectly round again...LOL!

Thanks for a bright spot in the day...

Lynette

gautami tripathy said...

Good work.

reaching out

J. said...

You've so much more discipline than I. I just eat it:)

Loved the flow - an easy read, which I like:)

Ramesh Sood said...

Good Humour.. and how we get controlled..Do visit me for a laugh if you wish to have one..Earlier to that is 3ww.

Deborah said...

Thank you all everso much for stopping by and for your lovely comments x :o)