In Persuit Of Books & Redheads

Time for another Odd Trio prompt: write a post about any topic you want, in whatever form or genre, but make sure it features a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and wise.

So there I was at my house and making plans for lunch; should I stay in and cook something or order something? I didn’t know and was about to order in when I saw a commercial on the tv about this rare & old book store that had just opened near me and which would be open only for a few days. I decided to check the store out and get lunch somewhere after that. I love rare books and wanted to get a good deal on some good stuff so I changed quickly and headed out. It was a short drive and I quickly reached there and went into the store.

As I went through the various titles at the shop I saw that the owner, a sweet elderly woman, was smiling at me and motioning for me to come close to the desk that she was sitting at. I smiled and went up to her and she asked me “Son do you know that you are wearing flip-flops?” Why, lo and behold, so I was! In my excitement I had completely forgotten to wear shoes and had left my house in my old flip-flops. She was sweet and wise and charming with her knowledge of books but I was too self-conscious to stay long as I hate to be outside in my flip-flops. Embarrassed I quickly bought 2 books from her, promising to come back soon for more and to also spread the word out to like-minded friends and colleagues. I drove back home but stopped at a drive-through to get some burger, fries and a Coke for lunch. As I stepped in my house, I put the food on my kitchen counter but did not notice that I had spilled some of the drink right near my dinning table.

I had just sat down when I got a call from my new neighbour, a hot redhead I was happily glancing at every opportunity but had never spoken to. She said hello and said that she had gotten my number from another neighbour and wanted to know if I was in so she could bring me some cake that she had just baked today. I said sure and quickly ate my lunch in 10 minutes and eagerly waited for her to come to my house. About 15 minutes later I opened the door and welcomed her in. We talked for a bit and then she asked me for some plates so she could cut me a slice. I gave her a knife and two plates and went into the kitchen to make some coffee. unfortunately for me, she cut a large slice of cake and was bringing it to me when she slipped on the spilled Coke and fell. The cake ofcourse flew in the air and smashed against my face, leaving a rather embarrassed and sorry hot neighbour who spent the next few hours in my company trying to make up for it! Not a bad start to a new friendship!

Prompt from the Daily Post at

One thought on “In Persuit Of Books & Redheads

  1. Not a bad start to a new year! :-)
    i.e hot redhead smashed cake all over your face ..hehe haha ;-D

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