What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Marriage".
"Hello? Oh, hi. It's you."
"I'm okay . How 'bout you?"
"Wow. That's nice. How are the kids?"
"Really? Just make sure he treats 'em right, okay?"
"You guys are talking about marriage already?"
"I don't mean to sound surprised, but ... it's like our marriage is barely cold."
"Well, yeah, I suppose a couple of years is 'a long time' if you think in those terms."
"No. No girlfriends, yet. I don't know ... how the hell do I find one?"
"Yeah. That's me. 'Stick in the mud'. And stuck in it, too."
He hung up.
He turned away and cursed.