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This week’s challenge is to write a dialogue, in no more than 158 words, that includes the question “Are you sure it should be that colour?” And this is what that said to me:-

– “Are you sure it should be that colour?”
– “Why, what colour’s yours?”
– “Hang on a tick, I’ll have to check. Oh, similar, but yours is so much more vivid”
– “Oh dear, that doesn’t sound good, do you think maybe there could be something wrong with mine?”
– “Hey I’m no expert. Just because I’ve never seen one quite so, err, eye-catching as yours doesn’t mean there’s actually something wrong with it.”
– “Reading between the lines, you think I have a problem but you just don’t want to embarrass me by saying anything, Am I right?”
– “Well, all I can say is that I have seen a few in my time and I’ve never actually seen one quite so vibrant. I think you probably need to ask an expert, though.”
– Good idea. Hey, chef, will you take a look at my tikka masala? Might I have added a little too much turmeric?”


This is a turmeric root. I thought it just arrived in a jar 🙂

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About gillsrandomramblings

Working in education as a Child and Family Wellbeing Manager where I hope to make a small difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Mum to 3 wonderful grown up children, provider of food and shelter to 2 ungrateful cats. New to blogging and not sure I'll write anything of interest, but here goes anyway....:o)

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  1. Was trying to guess what it was and that surprised me. Super idea; I’ve had “glow-in-the-dark ” takeouts…maybe they had this conversation!

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  2. Thanks, I was hoping it would make people wonder 🙂

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  3. It certainly made me wonder. Just before the denouement, my mind wandered into very private territory. 🙂 I love your ending. It’s a well crafted surprise.

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  4. Kept me guessing right to the end!

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  5. Very nice use of innuendo. Of course you knew what we were all thinking!

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  6. Love how you wrapped it up in Indian food, Robin

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  7. I must admit I once have an Indian take away that was pretty pink/vibrant, not going to say what it reminded us of . . .

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  8. Very clever! My mind was entertaining all sorts of thoughts about what they might be talking about. Loved it.

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  9. I loved the twist at the end. A VERY yellow dish. I wonder about the redness of some!

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  10. Like Sparks I also thought it was something risque at the beginning. And I also had no idea what tumeric looks like in its natural state so thanks for that. I love it that the ‘it’ in this prompt has been so many varied things – food, paint, chemicals, skin, fur, …

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  11. Thank you. I loved that “It” was to be the subject of this week’s challenge because the world was our oyster 🙂

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  12. Risque? You naughty minx you knew very well that we would be thinking of something else. And, the picture, it’s also a bit erm – well you know!

    Very clever, very wel saved at the end and the perfect punchline to bring us all back to fresh thoughts – like the ingredients!

    I like it!

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  13. I love it because I was wondering WHAT we were going to be presented with! You are a cook as well as artist, writer etc, etc!

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  14. Lisa Wields Words

    Delicious and colorful. Love it!

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  15. A really interesting and surprising take on the prompt. Excellent x

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