What Do You See? — The Book

04721413-E2F3-4C8C-80AC-849B593F1DD7“What are you reading?” he asked.

“A book,” she answered.

“Yeah, I can see that,” he said. “What book?”

“It’s ‘If Winter Comes,’ by A. S. M. Hutchinson,” she said.

“Is it good?”

“I like it.”

“What’s it about?”

“It’s about an unhappy marriage, eventual divorce, and an unwed mother who commits suicide.”

“That sounds dreadful.”

“It’s the story of my life.”

“Wait. What are you saying?” he asked. “Are you unhappy in our marriage? Do you want a divorce?”

“It’s a work of fiction,” she said. “I find it relatable.”

He walked over to the bookshelf and pulled out their family Bible. “You want to read something relatable, read this.”

You’re such a pious, self-righteous tool,” she said. “Now leave me alone and let me get back to my book. It’s very uplifting compared to my real life.”

Written for this week’s What Do You See? prompt from Sadje over at Keep It Alive. Photo credit: Leah Kelly on Pexels. Sorry for the somewhat dark post.


7 thoughts on “What Do You See? — The Book

  1. Sadje March 31, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    This is in fact very true for some people, they do identify themselves with the story and characters in a book.
    Thanks for your profound take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 31, 2020 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks for the prompt, Sadje. Sorry I haven’t been participating much lately.


  2. msjadeli April 5, 2020 / 8:06 pm

    These are very trying times we find ourselves in, and being trapped inside compounds it. Hope things are well with you, Fandango.

    Liked by 1 person

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