What can YOU say in six sentences?
‘‘Tumour’ and ‘tumescent’, is there a connection there?’
I looked over the top of my Financial Times to her head on my belly, asking ‘Are we talking medical or etymology?’ regrettably aware of my simultaneously demonstrating the power of the spoken word.
She snorted with amusement; retaliating, I murmured ‘You can take the girl out of the farm but ...’
A mistake; the nip of her sharp teeth completed the rout.
She slid off the bed. Muffled, as she pulled her dress over her head, she answered ‘Etymology’ then, suddenly lucid, ‘But you really should get that lump seen to.’
[This appeared on Phil Ambler's Friday Prediction - 100 words using farm, tumour and lucid - an excellent place to hone one's writing and a hugely supportive crowd of fellow writers]