“Your mother was unhappy, Clair, but it had nothing to do with you,” her father said. “Sometimes people, even those who love each other, drift apart. They develop new interests, have different needs.”
“Will she ever be coming back?” Clair asked.
“I don’t know, honey, but I wouldn’t count on it,” he said. “She found another man who made her feel better about herself and decided that she’d rather be with him than with me.”
“And she’d rather be with him than with me, too,” Clair said.
“We’ll be okay, honey,” he said. “We have each other and this place.”
Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Her photo this week has the same scene as last week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt, but with two different people in the scene. She wanted to see, if given the same scene but with different people, we would find provocation for a different story. My two stories certainly are different. If you’re interested, HERE is the post I wrote last week.
“Shit!” Erin exclaimed.
“What’s the matter, Hon?” her husband asked.
“There’s no internet out here,” she said. “I just took a spectacular photo with my iPhone and I can’t get a goddam signal to upload it to Instagram.”
“Of course there’s no signal out here,” Fred said. “We’re in the middle of nowhere.”
“I want you to delate Mother Nature for failing to blanket the planet in internet connectivity,” Erin whined.
“I pledge to you, Erin,” Fred said, “that the lodge we’re staying at tonight has WiFi.”
“Oh thank God,” Erin said. “You’re like my knight in shining armor, Fred.”
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. And for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (delate), Word of the Day Challenge (pledge), Your Daily Word Prompt (knight), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (WiFi).
“I miss her,” Anna said. “This garden room was Grammie’s favorite place to sit and read.”
“This brings back so many memories,” Barbara added. “I’d come to her with a problem and she’d tell me, in her soothing, euphonious voice, to let it percolate for a while and a solution would soon reveal itself to me. It was almost baffling to me how right she always was.”
“It was quite an achievement that she lived as long as she did after having had her defective heart valve replaced with a bovine valve,” Anna added.
“She will be missed,” Barbara said.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Arno Smit. Also for these daily prompt words: Ragtag Daily Prompt (euphonious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (percolate), Weekly Prompts (baffling), Your Daily Word Prompt (achievement), and Word of the Day Challenge (bovine).
Although the day got off to an auspicious start, with John wondering if his son would ever get himself in gear, the two finally headed out of the hotel on Maui to begin their trek to the summit of the dormant volcano. John was assuming that they would at least get close to the peak by the end of the day.
There is no language that John could think of to adequately communicate the sense of accomplishment and pride that he and his son felt as the two of them reached the summit and took in the dramatic views.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Also for these daily, one-word prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (auspicious), Word of the Day Challenge (wondering), Weekly Prompts (assuming), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (language).
“Tina, I carved our initials and a heart in this tree,” Matt said.
Tina looked closely at the carved letters in the tree’s trunk. “What does ‘MAIV’ stand for?”
“That’s me, Matt Anderson the fourth,” he said proudly.
“Tina Susan Wilson,” Matt said. “But I screwed up the carving a little.”
“New York in April,” Matt explained. “Remember last April? The ‘J’ was supposed to be an exclamation mark, but I screwed that up, too.”
“And the red color?”
“I accidentally sliced my finger, so I painted the letters with my blood.”
“You’re one sick puppy.”
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt.