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He could speak until he had you convinced. Right now he was trying to sell off our old table, and boy was he on solid ground.

He was practically giving a TED Talk on different types of arbor and qualities of wood. He shared little known secrets on the history of an ebony finish. He demonstrated the sturdiness of the seats, the comfort of the backrest.

It was a transcript that I had heard before and I was trying to keep my nose in my comics, but the passion of his sell was so inspiring that the table started to sound like a magical carpet. The affect he was having, any more and I would be keeping that table myself!

I had to leave the house before I blurted something out.

“Where are you off to?” he asked.

“To church.”

“But we just got back from church.”

“Forgot to pay tithe.”

And now I needed to repent for a sin too!  


Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Same-Same but Different challenge, where the challenge is to use Synonyms for floor (ie ground), tree (ie arbor), black (ie ebony) and talk (ie speak). Written using words from the daily prompts Fandango’s One Word Challenge (transcript), Word of the Day Challenge (keeping), Ragtag Daily Prompt (inspired carpet), The Daily Spur (affect), Your Daily Word Prompt (tithe) and My Vivid Blog (comics)

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