Cold beer, football, feet on the coffee table. Dan took a swig. Every weekend should be like this. They were even ahead. He turned up the volume a little. Callie wandered in with a yogurt in her hand and peered at the game.
He shook his head. “Babe, why do you eat that stuff? You don’t need to be on a diet.”
She snorted. “Thanks, but I like yogurt.”
“Seriously. You don’t need to lose weight. You’re just –” he waved a searching hand, “ample.”
“Ample? Ample?“ She turned to look at him.
The sharp rise in pitch and her expression rang the warning bells. “No — I meant — you’re enough for any guy.” He sloshed a little beer on his shirt in his rush to sit up. His foot knocked a coaster off the table. “You’re plenty.”
“Plenty?” The pitch was even higher. He winced. Apparently that had been the wrong thing to say. “Let me give you a tip. When you’re giving women unsolicited opinions on their figures, avoid using words commonly applied to cornucopias, harvests, or Victorian nannies. I don’t need a commentary on the quantity of me you think is appropriate. And if you so much as mention Peter Paul Rubens, so help me, I will throw you out the window onto your meager ass. Trust me, I’m strong enough to do it,” she growled. “I’m ample.”
Dan zipped it. He wasn’t sure who Rubens was but he was positive it wasn’t the time to ask. After giving him a searching glare, Callie wheeled and flounced out. Dan kept it zipped until he couldn’t hear her any more, then peered carefully down the hallway to see if she was out of sight. “Whoa.” He slumped back into the couch, shrugged, and went back to the game. “Maybe she’s hungry.”
Welcome to this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge! This week called for 33 to 333 words on the third definition of the word AMPLE (adj.)
: generous or more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity<there was room for an ample garden>
2: generously sufficient to satisfy a requirement or need<they had ample money for the trip>
3: buxom, portly <an ample figure>
Thanks for reading!