Saturday 16 April 2011

N is for ... ???

The answer to yesterday's post was, MADNESS. Well done Matthew for being the first to guess correctly! Nicole and I both had different takes on it. Hers being 'chaos', mine being 'insanity.'

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"Where's Nina?" Gordon asks Helen, scraping his leftover bacon into the dog's bowl.

"She's gone to pay our bills, can you believe it? My jaw dropped this morning when she rushed out to do it for us. I guess she must have realised how busy we were today and decided to help out."

"Since when does she do something that benefits us?"

"Don't be so cynical, Gordon. She's probably realizing that she needs to pull her weight around here more." Helen puts the last of the dry dishes away in the cupboard and leans her hip against the counter. She winks, as if implying that grounding Nina did the trick. Gordon puts his plate in the sink. Helen looks at it, at him, then at the plate again. Gordon picks up the plate, washes it and leaves it in the dish rack to dry.

"You're kidding, right?" Gordon says drying his hands on a tea towel.

"No. Why would I be kidding?"

"Helen, wasn't it just yesterday that we told her she wasn't allowed to meet Con at the mall today? Wasn't it just yesterday that we said she's not allowed to see him until he breaks up with his current girlfriend?"


"So-o? Helen, think. Where does she have to go to pay our bills?"

Helen shrugs, "The ma--," then rubs her forehead, "... oh ..."

So, can you guess the emotion/feeling/state of mind (a noun) depicted in this piece that begins with the letter ‘N’? Please nip over to Nicole's blog to read her interpretation of our N-prompt word. Here’s the link!



  1. Great entry! Really showcases the 'N' word.

    ...Although, who has leftover bacon?? That's an oxymoron in my family! LOL

  2. Sorry, I got stuck at "left over bacon" WHAT???????

  3. My guess is naive!

    Mmm, bacon.

  4. I think Laura is right. Naivety.

  5. I got stuck on bacon too. Hmm. I cannot imagine what the word is so far. N is for "not a clue". Seriously, I love your writing. The way you keep the dialogue moving throughout the narrated parts. THe way you show, not tell in your passage. Very enjoyable.

  6. hi miss jessica! the first word that got in my head is nincompoop.
    ha ha. happy saturday!
    ...big hugs from lenny

  7. I suppose I'll go with naive, too.

    I didn't even come close to yesterday's madness. Maybe I'm be a little closer today.

    One can only hope!

    MM the Queen of English

  8. I'm with the others... naive came to mind.

  9. At first I was thinking nice, then naughty. Others gussed naive, and I had a palm slapping moment :)


  10. Though I've never heard of it, "ninny-whipped" is what came to mind.

    But I like Lenny's, too. :-)

  11. naive, or naughty, not sure which to pick

  12. I love this! I can so see these parents in my mind's eye. I'm guessing that today's entry is naive.


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