100 Word Challenge - Marriage

What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Marriage".

100 Word Challenge 

"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.

Ndinombethe, ubuntu.


Big Mark 243 said...

...it ALWAYS feels like this when she gets to her feet first and you are still stuck on what you thought you had...

Velvet Verbosity said...

What Big Mark said. There should be some universal rule about length of time before moving on.

Marianne said...

Oh Lou. Ouch. I'd pour you a drink if I could. :(

Tara R. said...

I recognize that curse from when my dad remarried and it sort of pissed off my mom. As a kid, I thought that was weird. As an adult, I understand it completely.