Blue Monday

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

“Well! What’s the occasion?” asked Cathy.

“No occasion,” replied Denny. “Just wanted to give you a treat to start our long weekend.”

“Looks delicious,” she replied. She picked up her fork, and ate the raw veggies. “I can’t have the cheese and sausage, you know. Too calorie-dense.”

“Okay, just shift them to my plate.”

“One piece of toast, no butter. I’ll dip it in my eggs. You can have the rest.”

“Can’t you take a break from all that this weekend?”

“And have a blue Monday? There’s plenty of salad in the fridge.”

He sighed.

32 thoughts on “Blue Monday

  1. I’m focusing on the red telephone. It brings back memories. When I was a girl, my grandfather was the senior associate warden of Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. He and my grandmother lived in the large warden’s mansion, located just in front of the prison, because the warden had his own house in town.

    In the pre-digital age, there was a red telephone in every room of the mansion. If you took the receiver off the hook, even for a second, it sent a signal of distress to the guards’ tower. Then a swarm of guards, armed with assault rifles, would immediately deploy to the room in the mansion where the receiver had been lifted off the hook.

    Speaking from experience. 😦

    Liked by 2 people

      1. Oh, I can’t wait to see how you will use that!

        If you go to Wikipedia and type United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth in the search field, you will see a picture at the top right of that page. Click on the picture to enlarge it, and there you will see the large brick house, in front of the massive prison, where my grandparents lived in the 1960s with their red security phones. It gives me chills just looking at that picture. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re right, Iain, but not at the risk of losing the closeness in a relationship. I think she’d have been wiser to enjoy the breakfast and make up for it later in the day.

      Like

    1. You’re right, Iain, but not at the risk of losing some of the warmth in a relationship. I think she’d have been wiser to enjoy the breakfast and make up for it over the next couple of days 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. She’s trying to stick to her diet and he’s trying to do something nice for her. Lots of tact needed to deal with this situation. Your story shows the tension in the air very well as the dialogue proceeds. Final line is just right.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s