In response to Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness prompt Temp
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “temp.” Use a word with “temp” anywhere in it – beginning, middle or end – or use it as a word all on its own. Enjoy!
So I’m a little late in posting but here it is.
The attempt was a failure. But she couldn’t really be blamed. Temptation was everywhere. The silks and satins in different shades of pink were so gorgeous. She always loved rich cloth. She loved beautiful things. Cloths and jewels, diamonds and lace. Right now, she almost bathed in all of this and she laughed despite the tempest raging outside.
She loved this place with all the riches and food that it offered. She’d been here for thirty minutes and she’d visited every room. The grapes were delicious and she kept plucking them from where they lay. No, she couldn’t be blamed. It was oh so tempting and so delightful to surrender if temporarily to the sin. She’d always known she was prone to overindulgence. But she embraced that in everything. She was over the top but never temperamental; she loved the brightest colours, the most outrageous jewels that would bring out her eyes. She’d never apologized for what she looked like or for the fact she enjoyed her food rich. If gluttony was a sin well then she liked it. She delighted in it.
After all everyone had accepted the concept of shopaholic – they even made a movie about it – so why should she feel any shame for the fact that she was fond of eating well and of lovely pretties like jewels and lush clothes? She was curvy and beautiful, everyone would agree with that. The satin and silk felt so perfect against her skin, and the laced gloves… the brilliant reflections of the tempered crystals and diamond lightened the room. None of it belonged to her but nobody was there to tell her off. The shopping centre was closed for another two hours.
Her counsellor had advised she should attempt to be around what tempted her and see if she could spend an hour without indulging in anyway. Well it failed. Too many sinful delights to choose from.
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