Winter Flash – Mad

Deanne stared at the white space and shuddered.

Dipping her roller in the first pan, she began the transformation.  Her family could hear her working, laughing aloud as she rolled out paint.  Later they heard something slapping the wall; they wondered what she was doing in the dining room.

Finally, the door opened.

“Are you mad, neon pink walls and lime green hand prints,” her husband shouted.

“Isn’t it perfect?”  Deanne smiled serenely back.


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The word this week isMad with a word limit of 74.  Mad comes in at 74.

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  1. Pink and lime green. Won’t be long before that mad woman tires of it–serenely or not!

    • Oh I don’t know Monica, being married to a Bahamian we have color throughout the house. While I find it overwhelming at times, he never grows tired of the colors of home. I think it is all in what the eye sees.

  2. I love your flashes 🙂 Her husband needs to appreciate the awesomeness of neon 🙂

  3. Seems to be a personality mismatch there. lol

  4. “Art is in the eye of the beholder.”

  5. Obviously a family that doesn’t communicate much – now, come meal time, they’ll have something to speak of 🙂

  6. Ha ha ha.
    Seems to me this is payback for not agreeing with her in the first place. Love it. 😀

  7. Yes, and yay for her! Husbands can be such fuddyduddies! XOXO-Kasey

  8. Maybe we all need some ‘neon pink walls and lime green hand prints’ in our lives. Remind ourselves not to take life so seriously. Wonderful piece!

    • It reminds me of conversations I have had with members of my own family, unfortunately I was all to often the ‘husband’. Too much color can be a bit off-putting.

  9. Smiles, you conjure up such a colourful scene as I see Mad gazes to her gay abandonment of decor with a difference.. Oh to have the courage to splash out and be different! hehe… Well written Val..
    Hugs Sue

  10. Sounds like my kind of colorful crazy!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  11. YEs! It is perfect! Once I painted the walls of my office bright purple with neon pink flowers and it was the HAPPIEST place on the planet. I still miss those walls..

  12. What is perfect for some is maddening to others.

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