Thursday. Other half out. Day to myself. Bike ride arranged. Work done. Clouds looming. Rain holding off. Time comes. Bag packed. Bottle filled. Out to shed. Shed locked.
Hunt for keys. Keys gone. Keys in pocket. Other half’s pocket. Other half’s phone off. Air blue. Friend rung. Ride cancelled. Day ruined. Stomp outside. Glare at shed. Stare at shed. Light dawns. Open garage. Into garage. Side door opened. Bike extracted. Friend rung. Other half forgiven. Bike ride back on. World turned right way up. Pedal away happy.
Still rained, though.
Other half returns. Story told. Points out keys. Hanging on nail. Where they always hang…