3 Word Wednesday - Money - Tangled - Understood - 3/19/08

He knew what he was about to do was wrong, even sinful, but he couldn’t help himself. As she approached him, his tongue was so tangled that articulate speech was impossible. He swallowed hard, but there was no liquid in his dry throat. He focused totally on her. She was so beautiful and dressed to entice. As her inquiring blue eyes met his, he hoped he could be understood.

The money was rolled up in his sweaty fist. He hoped he had enough cash to add a bit extra for her effort. There were so many options and each one carried a different price and a unique risk. He knew whatever he chose would be satisfying and he would soon enter into that world of comfort he desired so much. As he contemplated his desires, he realized he was about to indulge in his one true vice. His need for instant gratification far exceeded his need for caution and self-respect.

In a sultry voice, she finally vocalized, “have you decided, darling?”

“Yes”, he stammered, “I think I will have the Crème Brulee.”

“Oooooooh, very decadent”, she purred.

“And a glass of ice cold milk” he added, throwing caution to the wind. Deciding he might as well totally clog those arteries.