The Road To Hell

Music Challenge Large“Do you know what day yesterday was?” Elizabeth asked her husband.

“Yesterday? Thursday, I think,” David said, chuckling. “It’s hard to know these days, what with the shelter-in-place mandates and with me working from home. The days just seem to blend together, where one day is like the next, you know. So Thursday, right?”

Elizabeth crossed her arms over her chest. “Yes, David,” she said, “technically yesterday was Thursday. But what else was it?”

David got a perplexed look on his face. He started to think and then got a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach. “Oh shit,” he said. “Yesterday was our fourth wedding anniversary.”

“Yes, it was,” Elizabeth said, tears welling up in her eyes.

“I’m so sorry, Lizzy,” David said. “I had intended to do something special for you on our anniversary, but these days it’s really hard to keep track of time, especially since I’ve been inundated with work emails and text messages this week.”

“Well, David,” Elizabeth said, “you know what they say about good intentions, don’t you?”

David sighed. “You mean that old saw about the road to hell is paved with good intentions?”

“Yes, that’s what I mean,” Elizabeth said. “And that’s exactly where you can go!”


Written for Jim Adam’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge, where he talks about good intentions. Because it’s a music challenge, I searched for a song about good intentions, and found one I never heard before, but I was — you know — filled with good intentions.

I also managed to sneak into this post today’s Fandango’s One Word Challenge (inundated).

3 thoughts on “The Road To Hell

  1. newepicauthor May 1, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    No flowers or candy is going to make up for this oversight. I suggest that David go out and get some jewelry for Lizzy. Nice take on the prompt Fandango.

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  2. leigha66 May 2, 2020 / 11:29 pm

    Yeah… in the first 5 years it is pretty important to remember it. I think he is sleeping on the couch tonight.

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