The leaves were getting their autumn colours and falling. We walked through the woods and I loved the smells drifting in the air; damp soil, rooty plants, wood smoke and…. aftershave?
I turned to my boyfriend. He was a few steps behind, disappointment on his face.
‘Did you just put on aftershave?’ I asked.
He nodded, ‘just a bit. It smell musty in here. Like my nana’s house.’
I crossed my arms and give him an angry face.
‘Sorry, babe. I just don’t like nature as much as you do.’
‘Well, maybe you need a new girlfriend then,’ I snapped and stormed off.
(Inspired by; https://crispinakemp.com/2019/09/25/crimsons-creative-challenge-46/ with thanks).