October 29, 2014

Write or Die Wednesday ~ Cozy

I'm joining in on the fun for today's Write or Die Wednesday: A Writer's Link-Up with Mia at The Chronicles of Chaos and Vishelle at Shelly's Cabaret. Our prompt for today was the word cozy. I thought I would try my hand again at some fiction and below is what I came up with. Let me know what you think and don't forget to join in on the fun for yourself!


As I stand at the doorway waving good bye, I tighten my sweater around me. The air is crisp and smells like the first fire of the season. One whole evening to myself.  Michael took the kids camping for the night and I will be enjoying the place to myself. 

Walking back into the house I collect the remnants of my little ones. Toys here and there. A sock mysteriously without its pair on the stairs. You can't walk around this house and not know that children live here.  Once I get things picked up and put away I start the pot of water to make myself a pasta dinner. 

For some reason I ended up with the kids allergic to tomatoes, so no tomato sauce! Michael is Italian and practically raised on pasta, so we never really eat it at home. I can't even remember the last time I had spaghetti. I'm going to spare no expense and indulge tonight! It sounds kind of silly, but a night of spaghetti and Texas Toast is something I've been looking forward to all week.  

Oh how yummy my kitchen smells. Home made sauce has been cooking in the crock pot all afternoon and the noodles are ready to go. I make myself a plate and head into the family room. With the kids and Michael out of the house I get to watch a movie that doesn't involve cartoons or bombs going off. I pop in Sixteen Candles, sit back, and relax.

About half way through the movie I realize how quiet the house is with everyone gone. If we were all here together, we would be cuddled up on the couch watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It's true what they say; a family does make the home. My family is not complete without my little rugrats or the love of my life. It's so much cozier with them here. 

Michael and the kids will be back first thing in the morning and I'm going to have a great big breakfast ready for them when they get home. Pumpkin pancakes. scrambled eggs, and bacon! It's going to be a feast for my king and little princes.



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