A Sedimentary Lifestyle

“It’s too much.” Harv wheezed theatrically, not as over-dramatic as he pretended.

Helen pooh-poohed him with a derogatory arch of brows, herding him up the incline. “You’re not that out of shape. Look, it flattens out a bit ahead.”

“I’ve been living a sedimentary life since I retired. You didn’t give me a chance to shake shit up first. My joints are very confused about what’s happening to them right now.”

Stifling the laugh over his hatchet job on ‘sedentary’ she took a deep breath. “If you start settling towards your bottom, I promise I’ll help you up.”

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Linking up again with Light and Shade Challenge
http://lightandshadechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/light-and-shade-challenge-friday-5th.html

The photo reference is the picture above (image courtesy of cheva and taken from the Wikipedia Commons), and the quote reference is: Shake well before opening – instructions on a milkshake bottle

Seriously, keeping these to 100 words or less is a hell of a lot harder than I would have imagined….

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7 thoughts on “A Sedimentary Lifestyle

  1. Ha! Love it. If I’m not careful, as a sittin’ down all the time writer, I’m gonna be leading that lifestyle myself. 😉

    • Ha, right?! I’ve had a desktop job for like a decade now, and sitting and writing on top of that ain’t helpin me fit into my pants!

  2. E.W. Storch

    I coulda published an entire second book of just 100 word things. It gets easier. 😉

    • Ha I find what I do is just write what I want and then cut all the extraneous til I hit 100. It’s good editing practice, in any case 🙂

  3. Ah, l’amour. 🙂

  4. Oh, there’s always someone promising that “Look, it flattens out a bit ahead” – don’t believe them! I’m afraid Harv’s joints need more than that to unconfuse them, poor guy 😉

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