Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: RELAX (06/08/17)
- TITLE: Rules for Relaxation
By Donna Powers
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I know! And we totally deserve it!
We totally do. We’ve been working so hard for the last few weeks. I don’t even feel guilty for taking the day off. I mean… look at that sand and those waves!
Totally! And check out that prime spot in the sand; right near the lifeguard station.
Honestly, girlfriend, is scoping out hot guys all you ever think about?
Oh, c’mon. I saw the way you looked at that guy at the mall last night.
Yeah, OK. You’ve got me there. C’mon, let’s go over there and spread out our towels. What did you bring today?
Well, I found some amazing stuff in my Mom’s catalogue. Her company’s got this new sunscreen that’s guaranteed to not only prevent sunburn, but to erase wrinkles and soften your eyebrows. Plus I have some really great body lotion with mint aromatherapy oil. I’ll get them out as soon as I get my bag open. Here, help me unfold these chairs.
Sure. That stuff sounds awesome! Wow, I had no idea soft eyebrows are a thing. But wrinkles: yeah, I definitely need to get rid of those. I’m not going to be able to pass for 21 soon if they keep creasing my face.
I blame our jobs. They totally work us like dogs.
Totally. Hey, we will totally eat healthy today. I brought some really healthy stuff.
Yeah? What did you bring?
For morning snack I brought kale chips and apple slices. For lunch, I packed chickpea salad with quinoa and broccoli rabe, plus some mangoes. In my thermos there’s raspberry tea mixed with melon-flavored sparkling water. It’s the latest thing. And for a treat later, I brought salted caramel edamame.
That last thing doesn’t sound exactly healthy.
Oh, who cares. This is our day to kick back and chill. Besides, we’ll need something to get the taste of that chickpea stuff out of our mouths – right?
You know it. Hey, what did you bring for us to listen to?
Oh, I found some great relaxation mixtapes in the Yoga store. I’ll tilt my MP3 player so you can hear.
That sounds perfect. We’re gonna have a wonderful day.
You know it. Hey, wanna go in the water now?
Nyah, it’s too early for that. I need to mellow out first and get my feng shui on. You know.
OK. Hey: check her out.
Her. That chick who just walked out on the sand with only a purse and a couple of ratty old towels.
Oh, my goodness. What was she thinking???
I know, right? Look at that. She just rolled out one of those awful towels, put her sandals on top of it and ran toward the lake.
Wow, some people have no taste. I wouldn’t be caught dead in public with those towels.
You know it, girlfriend. And let’s not even mention her swimsuit.
I know. Where’d she get THAT? Her grandmother’s closet?
Yeah, totally. Hey, pass me the sunscreen? I’m gonna take a power nap.
Thanks. Hey, look. Miss Thing is back. Wonder what she’ll do next?
Maybe play hopscotch or tiddlywinks?
Oh, girlfriend, you’re terrible!
Oh, my gosh: I can’t believe it. She’s just dried herself off, flopped down on the towel and closed her eyes.
Wow. Some people are such amateurs when it comes to enjoying their days off.
Yeah: amateurs. Pass the kale chips, will you?
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