MLMM Saturday Mix — Final Days

He sat on the ottoman and stared down at what his wife called her inspired carpet. He looked out of the window toward the thick forest behind his house. The sky was starting to turn dark, which matched his mood perfectly.

Maybe he should text her. No, better yet call her so they could speak with one another. Yes, the doctor had given them bad news, but the affect it had on their relationship was wasn’t in keeping with how they’d interacted in the past. It was as if someone had completely rewritten the transcript of their lives together.

He’d paid the tithe through the years, and now, when it was time to reap the rewards, this happened. And it was devastating to him. He got up, walked out to his car, and headed for the hospice. He needed to be with her, by her side, holding her hand, every minute that she had left.

Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix prompt, “Same But Different,” where we are supposed to use synonyms for the following words:

chair — ottoman
floor — carpet
tree — forest
black — dark
talk — speak

Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (inspired carpet), My Vivid Blog (doctor), The Daily Spur (affect), Word of the Day Challenge (keeping), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (transcript), and Hour Daily Word Prompt (tithe).

18 thoughts on “MLMM Saturday Mix — Final Days

  1. Nope, Not Pam August 7, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    You caught the mood perfectly, I felt the sorrow

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  2. Sadje August 7, 2021 / 4:47 pm

    A sad story Fandango! Great use of the prompts

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    • Fandango August 7, 2021 / 10:23 pm

      Yes it is both sad and a potential reality couples have to face.


  3. Marleen August 7, 2021 / 8:46 pm


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  4. willowdot21 August 8, 2021 / 12:00 am

    That’s so harsh. It happens … You have put so perfectly.

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  5. Terveen Gill August 8, 2021 / 10:30 pm

    This is such a hard situation. Remembering someone as they once were and accepting the deterioration.
    So heartbreaking.

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    • Fandango August 8, 2021 / 10:52 pm

      It is both heartbreaking and gut wrenching.

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  6. leigha66 August 21, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    Oh my, that is tough. Seeing those you love slowly die is so hard. I hope they still have a few happy moments!

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