a moment at the beach

His mouth stood agape as he ogled the bountiful blonde beach beauties.

His wife elbowed him in the ribs and said under her breath, “Don’t be crude.”

He quickly snapped his mouth shut.

Word Count: 33
This is my silly (and slightly alliterative) contribution to this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge:

1: existing in a natural state and unaltered by cooking or processing <crude oil>
2ย archaic : unripe, immature
3: marked by the primitive, gross, or elemental or by uncultivated simplicity or vulgarity <a crude stereotype>
4: rough or inexpert in plan or execution <a crude shelter>
5: lacking a covering, glossing, or concealing element :obvious <crude facts>
6: tabulated without being broken down into classes <thecrude death rate>

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
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30 thoughts on “a moment at the beach

  1. Apparently, my grandfather (who died before I was born) was known to say, “Just because you are on a diet, doesn’t mean you can’t look at the menu!” He and my grandmother were married for over forty years. :). All I know is that I love my wife too much to ever overtly stare at some babe while in her presence. But, the beauty of a woman is never something that disappears completely from any man’s radar. I may admire the beauty of a string of beauties but, in the end, I never waver from my conviction that my wife is always the loveliest of them all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Makes perfect sense to me… though we might have to disagree on one item…. The Queen here in the Kingdom is definitely the loveliest of them all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hmm, now where did a put that mirror? I’m pretty sure it can sort this out for us…

  2. This I can relate to. Fortunately I’m single at the moment so I can surreptitiously ogle all I want ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Yay for alliteration! (It’s my favorite…). I thought this was pretty funny, especially because she gives him a warning jab instead of just hauling off and clocking him one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • While I suppose that happily married couple can go about clocking each other… a “friendly” warning jab seemed more inline with the couples i know in the real world.

      • Ha, well I didn’t mean a shot to the dome. I would just be more likely to punch my guy in the arm and skip the jab. I Googled it to make sure that ‘clocking’ someone just means to hit them, no specificity on the location…

      • OoO! I, of course, assumed that it refered to a good old fashioned head beat down. Well, if that isn’t the case, then, yes… clocking him would have fit perfectly!

  4. This is funny. And the comments are fun to read as well. I suppose there is a polite way to ogle, behind sunglasses, for instance, and definitely with the mouth closed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, the secretive ogle, hidden behind sunglasses, thrown askance when no one is looking, from the periphery – those are all far less “crude” than ogling with one’s mouth agape…
      Not that I’ve done any research on any of that or anything. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Interestingly enough… the queen hasn’t commented on this post, so I’m not sure what the actually wife’s opinion on this bit of fiction is… my guess? she would have clocked him.

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