Posted by: Author | December 8, 2014

Tuesday Tales – Picture Prompt

Today’s tale is a picture prompt. We are limited to 300 words on these. I am still working on the Valentine’s Day story so I’m using this for that tale. Be sure to check out the other tales here. Mattie is meeting Kevin at the local ski resort’s swimming pool but it’s the middle of February so she’s having a hard time finding a suit to swim in at the home she lived in as a teen.  Badge for TT - very small


Sighing and momentarily regretting her agreement to meet Kevin—and at the pool of all things—Mattie eventually threw the covers off and stepped out of bed.

She walked over to the window, pushed the blinds aside and shivered at the sight that greeted her. Not only had none of the snow melted, more was falling. She looked out across the fields behind her dad’s house to the nearest neighbor’s house and barn. The landscape did appear lovely with the snow piled on the wooden fences and roofs but thinking about putting on a swimsuit rather than yoga pants and a sweatshirt made her shudder.

There was nothing to do but put it on anyway. Mattie always kept her word. Plundering through her drawers, she panicked a little because she hadn’t packed swimwear for this visit and feared what she might find in the dresser. The first suit she found was a purple polka-dotted super small bikini. Horrified, Mattie held up the bottoms. Whoa. When had she ever been that tiny? Or that unselfconscious? Nope. Uh-uh. She was not going to put that on. She shoved it to the back of her drawer and kept digging.

Finally locating a black one-piece that might not qualify as porn-wear, Mattie swung it over her head as she dashed into her bathroom to see if it still fit. Once she’d brushed her teeth, she put it on and inspected to be sure her bottom wasn’t too exposed. True, the thing would probably ride up as she swam but at least she’d be under the water. Tossing on the yoga pants and sweatshirt, Mattie slid her feet into a pair of sneakers and headed down the stairs.


  1. Have mercy, what a time to go swimming with all the snow. Love it! That purple polka dot bikini must have been quite the attire in her earlier days.

    • Hahah Flossie. It’s an indoor pool. Hehehe. AND yeah, that suit must have been something.

  2. Oh I can’t wait to read abt any bikini accidents in the pool. 🙂

    • Hahaha Iris.


  3. That was well worth the wait! I can`t wait to read about any bikini accidents in the pool as well. 😉

    • Haha Vicki. I’ve finished the story and now I’ve got to go back and add that part to make you and Iris happy. Snicker.


  4. I love the porn-wear phrase!
    Great snippet. I can relate with her swimwear dilemma and I think most of your readers will too.

    • Thanks Trisha. I totally relate to the swimwear thing. Lol


  5. Could you give us a little more detail about the swimsuit? I’m picturing a black tank with princess seams. 🙂

    • Yep. That’s it, Morgan. I’ll be sure to add more when I edit. Thanks.


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