The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 31/19

Lindaghill said “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “couch” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!”

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Couch.

He had been in the house for as long as anyone could remember. Witnessed three proposals, many a stolen moments of lust, one birth, two deaths numerous arguments and one nasty case of a fist fight.

Yes you could say he was part of the furniture. He was at home in every room and comfortable with each new generation. So it was rather a shock to overhear them speaking of him in the past tense. He’d done well, had a good run, but now he had outlived his use , past his best. However nicely it was couched he was unsettled by this line of talk.

To his utter shock he found himself out in the garden under the apple tree by the dustbins. It wasn’t too bad it was Summer and the cat and the dog were happy to join him in the shade.

It was the third day that he’d been out there when the young couple came over to talk to him they spoke in glowing terms about him. Then they went up to the house and spoke in enthusiastic terms to his latest couple who seemed very happy to meet the young couple.

Later that day he was heaved up into a red van and driven a short distance to the shops. He spent the night in the van…not happy in the dark not even a dog or cat for company.

In the morning he was move into a bright and busy place with coffee tables, music , wooden floors and lots of people.

“I love him” , he heard the young woman say to her partner “the perfect center piece for our retro café, yup the perfect couch.”

Once again he was in the thick of it part of bustling café / bar life.

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 31, 2019 @ 05:27:32

    Aw! Who knew couches had feelings? 💜

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  2. Shweta Suresh
    Aug 31, 2019 @ 06:47:24

    Glad he wasn’t left alone. He’s found a new home. Loved your take on the prompt.

    Reply

  3. Lakshmi Bhat
    Aug 31, 2019 @ 12:16:30

    That was very nice

    Reply

  4. Dale
    Aug 31, 2019 @ 16:57:14

    Cute. He got a second life…

    Reply

  5. justmuddlingthroughlife
    Aug 31, 2019 @ 20:44:33

    My poor red couch, purchased in 2003 has lived in our summer house since about July 2011. So, still sees life but its cold, sometimes has a bike, dirt, deckchairs, toys on it. it also has no television. this is the first time I’ve felt guilty at relegating it to the summerhouse, haha

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  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Sep 01, 2019 @ 01:20:53

    Awww, happy ending! 😊❤️

    Reply

  7. Deborah Drucker
    Sep 01, 2019 @ 17:46:26

    Really nice. At first I thought you were talking about a dog. Glad it was a couch.

    Reply

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