After several days of helping a friend collect her part of the physical detritus of a shared life prior to moving into a life on her own, I’m also emotionally drained, as both the people are our friends. I don’t say “were our friends” because singly they remain our friends even though now detached into two separate names rather than two names joined by the small word “and.” (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘marriage’
Tags: dealing with pain, divorce, forgiveness, friends, life, marriage, moving on, musings, pain, personal
Tags: couples, Dennis Prager, faithfulness, family, husbands and wives, Love, marriage, miscellaneous, musings, personal, wedding rings
Some of you know my husband and I have been living mostly in two different places for more than four years. We’re getting closer and closer to the time when we’ll finally be able to be in the same place. So it’s time to give a big shout-out to my husband who, like Dr. Seuss’ Horton, remained faithful 100% to me over those long years apart, an elephantine feat that in this day and age is something worth celebrating!
Tags: abuse, fireworks, flash fiction, Fourth of July, Friday Fictioneers, Independence Day, Love, marriage, murder, revenge, self-defense, short stories, women, women's issues, writing from a prompt
Happy New Year! It’s a brand-new year of fun and frolic with the Friday Fictioneers, writers from all around the world coming together each week to share handcrafted 100-word stories inspired by one picture. We’re prompted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and inspired this week by Lora Mitchell’s gorgeous photo. I know I’m double-posting this morning. I hope the story is worth it.
There were fireworks…
…when I was born. (Quite sure my mother shouted, “Ooooh! Aaaaah!”)
…when I fell and broke my arm.
…on many glorious Fourth-of-July’s, colors blossoming against the night sky. ( “Ooooh! Aaaaah!”)
…the day our eyes met across the room and he smiled.
…when we first kissed. On our wedding night. The whole of our honeymoon.
…the day our daughter was born. (“Ooooh! Aaaaah!”)
…the first day he hit me. The day I “fell” down the stairs. When “I’ broke my other arm.
…the night we lost our house, a husband, and a father.
To read the rest of the stories:
Tags: A mom's words to her daughters on the occassion of growing up, abstinence, beliefs, Christianity, daughers, family, life, marriage, memories, mothers, mothers and daughters, musing, personal, sex, sex before marriage, What I want to say to my daughers
Sorting, packing (and sometimes tossing) almost 28 years worth of things in the attic, I come across a box of memorabilia from high school, college and my year backpacking through Europe. I read the letters and cards I’ve kept, bringing smiles to my face and often laugh aloud, look at the pictures and remember. (more…)
Tags: anniversary, citizenship, family, flash fiction, Friday Fictioneers, loss, Love, Madison Woods, marriage, short story, terrorism, writing, writing from a picture prompt, writing from a prompt
Friday Fictioneers says good-bye to creator Madison Woods this week and hello to our new home with Rochelle Wisoff (no “h’)-Fields,http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/. Madison, we hope to read your stories often; Rochelle, thanks for taking up the torch. Now sit back and enjoy the read. As always, click on the little icon at the end to access all the stories. Oh, yes…thanks, Ron, for the picture.
Their first trip to their daughter’s as new citizens and their 60th anniversary. Truly a special day! He smiled at his wife; took her hand. He knew she really didn’t look the same as when they met, but that’s what his heart saw. Thinking of their grandchildren, he tightened his grasp; chuckled.
Last stop before they arrived. Only a few people got off, including the young man who’d been sitting in front of them. As the bus started, he noticed the forgotten backpack. Perhaps they could stop. He called to the driver, “Excuse…”
Bus Explodes—Terrorism Suspected
Over 80 dead
Tags: flash fiction, Friday Fictioneers, haiku, life, Love, Madison Woods, marriage, poem, poetry, Sandra Cook photo, writing, writing from a photo prompt
The Friday Fictioneers virtually gather each Friday (and often on Wednesday and Thursday as well) to publish their 100-word pieces inspired by a picture prompt posted by Madison Woods on her blog. New writers are always welcome and you can read any or all of the other entries by clicking on the link at the end of my piece. The photo this week is by Sandra Cook.
Life in eight haiku
Young and filled with hope
Gentle smooth wide path beckons
Birds singing in trees
Joyful talk with much laughter
Sturdy trees grow close
Dangerous trail now
So slippery and narrow
Easy to plunge off
When I trip or fall
Your hands help me rise again
Sun’s rays warm us both
Dark verdant foliage
Tempting us to turn aside
Onto wayward path
Weary from our walk
Searching for flowered meadow
Dark clouds overhead
Continuing side by side
Weathering the storms
Tags: anniverary, cancer, family, football, how we met, humor, I Corinthians 13, Love, love is..., marriage, memories, Nebraska, Ohio State, personal, rugby, sci-fi, science fiction, Zeds
By Saturday afternoon, Bill and I will have reached another milestone on our trip together through life–28 years of marriage. It’s been quite a ride!
Tags: "Outside Pecos", flash fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Love, marriage, opportunity, poetry, poetry based on a photo, togetherness
He looks out…
She looks out…
He looks down…
She looks down…
He looks inward…
She looks inward…
He looks toward her…
She looks toward him…
They look outward…
They look together…
see the sunrise,
see each other;
To read all the stories prompted by this picture, go to Madison Woods’ Friday Fictioneers site: http://madison-woods.com/index-of-stories/outside-pecos/.
Tags: Cary Grant, entertainment, Hart to Hart, Lionel Stander, Love, marriage, millionaires, murder, must see TV, Pierce Brosnan, Remington Steele, Robert Wagner, sex, Stefanie Powers, taxes, TV
“This is my boss, Jonathan Hart.” If you remember the gravelly voice of Max saying these words, then you’ve enjoyed some episodes of one of the most entertaining shows on television, “Hart to Hart.” (more…)