Somedays

Somedays,

You get out of bed, and everything

goes wrong.

Somedays,

Your hair won’t behave itself,

Stretching out, stroking passers-by

And you have to ignore them

And pretend

That you’re normal, business-woman beige.

 

Written for this weekend’s Trifextra Writing Challenge, to use a colour in a 33 word piece. As well as for one of Terry Whidborne’s Sunday Sketches “Sunday Sketch 39.” Comments and criticism always welcome!

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29 thoughts on “Somedays

  1. LaTonya says:

    Your paint vividly even in beige. Perfect color choice.

  2. Tara R. says:

    This is perhaps the best argument for cutting my hair short.

  3. Beige is so blah. Embrace the crazy hair girl. Lol. Love this. Fun and very creative.

  4. This happened to me just the other day πŸ˜‰ Chris, wonderful to read the word beige when you’ve written a piece about a woman who is anything but. Excellent.

  5. jeanmcurio says:

    ‘Businesswoman beige.’ Perfectly bland. Love it.

  6. I love this! Tagging beige at the end, leaves your subject with her dignity in tact πŸ‘ and buttons it all up for the reader quite nicely.

  7. I was waiting for the color. It works well right at the end! Thank you for linking up! Please remember to return for the voting!

  8. Draug419 says:

    My hair was like this for over twenty years…
    And then I cut it.
    And magically it isn’t like that anymore!

  9. Oh, the pretending to be normal and beige, it can be so hard some times… I really like this, Chris.

  10. kallanannie says:

    Ha! Outed from her “business-woman beige” camouflage by her wild hair. Love it! Why do so many of us struggle so hard to embrace the normal?

  11. Elaine Kehoe says:

    Love it! I’ve had hair like that all my life.

  12. Linda Vernon says:

    Wonderful picture and anything but beige. Enjoyed this! πŸ˜€

  13. mairzeebp says:

    Love it! And I’m tired of business woman beige. Time for a change :).

  14. jannatwrites says:

    Business woman beige is boring. Maybe she can just get a hair clip? πŸ™‚

  15. Emma says:

    ADORED THIS ONE CHRIS!!! SO TRUE!!! I loved how the crazy hair sounds like the unique and true person xxx

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