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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 🙂


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)

26 responses »

  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!

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

  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.

  4. Kept me guessing right to the end!

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

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

  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 . . .

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

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

  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, …

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

  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!

  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!

  14. Lisa Wields Words

    Delicious and colorful. Love it!

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


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