Friday, July 16, 2010

Saturday Centus Shake Up!

This post is linked to Saturday Centus. A weekly themed writing challenge. This week the story has to be done in the theme of Harlequin Romance writing. The prompt is highlighted.


I leaned against the deck railing in my over-sized white muumuu.

I watched thin, lithe, bodies cavorting on the sand, and let out a heavy sigh.

If I had ever been that thin, I could not recall.

I gazed at a man running at the edge of the surf . The sunlight illuminated each muscle of his perfect physique. As his stride lengthened, his muscular buttocks strained against the flimsy fabric of his speedo.

Sweat glistened on my forehead.

I glanced down at my rotund body and strengthened my resolve to get in shape at the resort gym. My Pilates torture was scheduled in fifteen minutes.

“Yes,” I told myself. Soon I would run down the beach, proudly, beside this muscled adonis. The firm, over-ripe orbs of my breasts would strain against my bikini top. My firm, tight body would elicit envy and lust from everyone on the beach.

I heaved from the railing to prepare for my workout. When I turned around I was startled to meet a green eyed gaze. The room-service waiter cleared his throat. “I knocked but there was no answer, where shall I leave the cart?”

The minute the door closed, I fell ravenously on the overladen tray of pies, cakes and pastries.

Exercise would have to wait.


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23 comments:

Sue said...

Who gave you these details? And how could you post my entire life history in a public venue like this?

Some blog friend you are!

;)

Cheryl said...

It was worth the wait! You are such a goofball. That goes for Sue too!

Country Dreaming said...

My Dear---
When you came by Dreaming did you happen to notice there was something left for YOU??
If not, best get back there and check it out. :) :) :)

Have a super weekend!!!!

Anita said...

What would we do without fantasies! :)

Amy said...

Jenny - I seriously just spit coke (no not DIET) on my computer screen. You are a NUT!

5thsister said...

Well, THAT was different. You had me going, girl...I was going to join you in Pilates torture so I could run on the other side of this Adonis you wrote of! My oh my...

Nancy's Notes said...

Jenny girl, you just crack me up! Would you share a bit of your imagination with me, for just a while? Or tell me what you are reading these days!

I always enjoy your thoughts and stopping in to see you!

Nancy

Bookie said...

Loved your take! Know it meant to be funny and it is..but you know, a real element of truth here too!

Viki said...

OMG, LOL. Too funny. Unfortunately, I know that feeling too well ;0)

Tina said...

Giggling. Enjoying. Thanks for making my day.

Erin Wallace said...

Enjoyed this greatly! Yep - this would get me going!

xo Erin

Lourie said...

When I was about 19, my BF and I decided we were going to write harlequinns. LOL Like I knew anything about anything. But I still have my first few chapters tucked away some place.

Cracking up over the speed-o image! HA!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Forget muscled men, bikinis and Pilates and give me the cart!

K9friend said...

Sadly, that saga sounds quite familiar!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogsot.com

Jingle said...

love reading fantasies,
Happy Friday!

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/55-human-minds-buzz-like-bumble-bees.html

Ignore if you don't like it.

Tgoette said...

LOL! Wonderful story, Jenny! A love affair with some muscle bound stud just can't compete with a love affair with sweet, sweet carbs! Loved this!

mbkatc230 said...

Oh my goodness Jenny, I'm sitting here just cracking up. I'm afraid that the temptation of that dessert card would definitely overcome the temptation of the bronze Adonis LOL! Kat

GardenofDaisies said...

Jenny, I am home again and just saw your invite for iced tea if I came to AZ. Well... I went to WA. And I didn't even get to FLY OVER AZ this trip, unlike the last couple of years when the airlines decided the best way to get me from Kansas City to Seattle was via Phoenix (or Dallas or Memphis). I know, I know, it sure does make a lot of sense to head way down south or way out east, when one is trying to go north and west. The airlines think so anyway. LOL!!
So thank you for the invite but I will have to take a rain check for some day in the future when I do head to AZ. And if you do come through the midwest, be sure to let me know.

jfb57 said...

Good one Jenny! I would be just as tempted & weak!

My name is PJ. said...

That Adonis in the speedo? I know him. He's gay. He told me to tell you there's a waiting list a mile long to run with him.....

cj Schlottman said...

This is very, very entertaining! Adonis in a Speedo had me hooked, them your twist at the end made me swoon with laughter. I love this post!

..........cj

Serline said...

Ain't that usually the case: the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak... or as the Russian interpretation puts it, the vodka is good but the beef not so ;-P