Five Minute Friday: Laundry

Hello, Friends. Welcome back for another Friday spent with Lisa-Jo and the Five-minute crowd. Today, we’re taking five minutes to write on the prompt Laundry. Do you have five minutes to write, read, or both? Why don’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Today’s Prompt: Laundry

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I have a day set aside, and on that day everything dirty comes clean. I make piles of smelly, awful things. Ugly things. And I make them clean again. I send out a search party for stains. I wonder exactly what he was doing when the ice cream leapt off the cone and onto his lap. How did she get a pin prick of blood under her left shoulder blade? I wonder and then I Shout them all out.

They are bundled by color, tossed, and tumbled. They come out smelling like baby powder, fresh and clean. The air outside is thick with it. You can catch the scent on the breeze and it smells of home, of mother’s hands at work, of ugly things gone beautiful. All things are made new, and this is not the usual way of the world where dirt seeps in to every work and thought and motive.

It smells of new beginnings, folded and ready for another week.


Lord knows, I have a lot to say about laundry, and often it sounds more like a complaint. The truth is, I love doing laundry. It makes me exceedingly happy. See above. Grin;)