100-word Story: Wife

When she was new to his household, and he went out, he took pleasure in saying wife, as in ‘my wife,’ ‘the wife,’ ‘our wives,’ as much as possible, to excess even, this tall, gangly red-haired stick of a man, who lived to 50 without having one. A wife, that is. He has one now, a consort, a determined and abrasive one, he finds, an interloper, an agent of conversion, with daughters, girls who rub him raw, displace his energy and inhale his funds, not that he spent much before the marriage. He unburdens to the forest now, finds concord there.


This story is for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, Raw

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    1. Jonathan – So sorry it’s taken so long to reply. (So many reasons) I will be posting again and thank you for asking permission to reblog my posts. I would prefer not, if you don’t mind. (So many reasons) Once in a while, when a post particularly calls to you. But not every one, please. Appreciated.

      1. That may be tempting, but no, I will follow your lead and desires. I have quite a number to choose from—all good—all wanting space! I do write my poetry in between everybody else’s reblogs. If you were to visit now and then, when you have the time, that would be sufficient for me. Yeah, there is a lot of material stealing out there—I’ve seen some of my stuff reused! “D

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