Crimson’s Creative Challenge #94 – The Green Gate

 Crisp, my aged companion couldn’t sleep.

She woke me shaking my shoulder, which was unusual as she wasn’t a touchy person, and we slept in separate beds.

“I can’t sleep,” she said,” I keep seeing the green gate and its closing on me never opening. I think its some sort of sign.”

“You’re going potty,” I suggested.

“Don’t be ridiculous,” she retorted, “I’m as sane as the next person.”

“It’s 3 am.”

“I’m sorry, but that experience with the green gate springing back on me has unsettled me. I feel as though my life is closing in on me.”

“I should be so lucky,” I said as I snuggled down under the blankets hoping to give her the hint I wanted to sleep.

“Move over, I’ll sleep here with you.”

Oh no I thought, she’ll be off to sleep and snoring like a woman possessed in no time.

And she soon was.

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6 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #94 – The Green Gate

  1. Sadje says:

    Haha! Great story

  2. The cost of sleeping with a woman: She snores.
    Like your story.

  3. Dale says:

    That definitely got a chuckle out of me.

  4. Lyn says:

    Ha! This brought back memories. I stayed at a B&B a couple of years ago called “Greengate.” It’s down south at Robertson, and very, very charming. Crisp should try it out – it would take away any worries about green gates forever.

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