For visually challenged writers, the image shows a summer landscape of rocky hills, seen from within a stone chamber.
John and Susan (Rough Housing Part 4)
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
John and Susan are playing hide and seek within a wooded area. While Susan was counting John snuck down to the rock field and found a secret hiding place that you can’t see from above it. It was made from rock, and you could sneak into it and hide in the back.
“John, where are you,” Susan is starting to panic. She has looked everywhere up in the woods and can’t find him up there. That leaves the rock field that looks like it can’t possibly have a hiding place.
John, having been here before, starts snickering to himself. He knew about this rock opening and made quick use of it. John could hear Susan moving around up above him. He doubts she knows that he is directly below her in the dark.
“John, where are you?” He could hear the tears in her voice. He was starting to feel bad. He didn’t mean to make her upset.
Suddenly John hears, “John if you are hiding in that rock opening trying to scare me, I won’t talk to you for quite a while.”
John debated with himself. Should he come out and show himself or should he let her find him herself?
She was still shouting and sounding angrier by the minute.
“John, if you want another one of those wonderful kisses you had better get out here and show yourself.”
Technically she had found him so he might as well come out.
He crawled out, and she yelled,” found you!”
John yelled, “you weren’t crying, you cheater!”
Susan started laughing at him, and then she leaned over and gave him a kiss. He kept trying to yell at her, and she kept kissing him, he finally gave up and kissed her back. They climb back into the rock over-cropping and continue kissing. They eventually forgave each other.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian
Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/
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