Friday Fictioneers — This Doesn’t Cut It

FDDB97D1-00E0-4140-BFCF-912C56A57D78Jessica unwrapped the gift from her husband. “What’s this?” she asked.

“It’s a stained glass rendering of a dolphin frolicking in the surf,” Hank said.

“And why did you get me this?” Jessica asked.

“You love dolphins,” Hank said. “You always said that your dream would be to look out of our window and watch dolphins frolicking in the surf.”

“Hank,” Jessica said, mustering as much patience as she could, “you promised me that once you retired we could buy a place near the ocean so we could watch the dolphins frolicking in the surf. This just doesn’t cut it.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Jean L. Hays.

18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — This Doesn’t Cut It

  1. bikurgurl July 31, 2020 / 12:32 pm

    Sounds like my partner! I’m damned and determined to live the last of my days by the sea 🖤

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  2. msjadeli July 31, 2020 / 2:55 pm

    Realistic sounding conversation. Things change, and maybe that’s all he can afford now…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. neilmacdon July 31, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    That’s the importance of art, to bring within reach of the imagination the things we think we crave

    Liked by 1 person

  4. subroto August 1, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    Ha! Ha! Always read the fine print in promises. Nice one.

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  5. Gabriella August 3, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    This is a fine illustration of “do not promise what you do not want to deliver.”

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  6. Isadora DeLaVega August 4, 2020 / 10:29 am

    The dialog works well, Fandango.
    I think he’s trying to make up for not being able to fulfill her dream.
    Isadora 😎

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