Monday, 15 February 2016

Pin Cushion Heart - Flash Fiction

He pinned her to his chest. She snipped his grip with her long nails digging into his flesh and unstitched herself from his embrace. As she did so, he threaded his arms around her flanks and reeled her back in. He tilted his head to whisper directly in her ear and broached the subject of marriage. She scissored through his clasp and sewed herself to the wall where he would not be able to cincture her again. He extended his arms towards her “You seem stressed my darling”. She crossed stitched her arms to make a straitjacket of herself.  “Oh really, do I? Maybe because a man who embroiders everything that comes out of his mouth with promises he has no intention of keeping, just proposed marriage to me“. Darn it Rita!” “Oh put a sock in it Serge! You’re a thimblerigger of the first order”. “Look, I admit I may have dropped the odd stitch in my time, but you’ve changed me. Sewn up the emptiness that was deep within me. You’ve opened up this nit-wit’s clamshell and discovered the purl inside”. “Stop layering it on so thick. There is nothing that can selvage this relationship”. “Not even this ring?” He tried to lace her finger through it, but was unable to thread the eye of this particular clenched needle. Now it was his nails driving into her flesh. “Stop needling me!” “Me needling you Rita? You’ve made a pin-cushion of my heart”

6 comments:

Icy Sedgwick said...

Excellent word play, as ever!

Katherine Hajer said...

"You’ve opened up this nit-wit’s clamshell and discovered the purl inside." This whole thing was lots of fun to read!

Katherine Hajer said...

"You’ve opened up this nit-wit’s clamshell and discovered the purl inside." This whole thing was lots of fun to read!

Helen A. Howell said...

Amusing and a good play on words.

Hawksword said...

Excellent Mr Nash ๐Ÿ˜

Hawksword said...

Excellent Mr Nash ๐Ÿ˜