Flash Fiction #140


PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman


I know she has my best interests at heart, and hers, and the baby’s, but ever since she gave birth, she’s become super-scared and cautious.

One beer, over an hour, with the boys after work, and a careful drive home in low traffic, does not constitute ‘Drinking And Driving!’

I even called last week, to tell her that I was stopping at 7-11 for bread on the way home. Five minutes late, and I got home barely in time to stop her from calling the FBI, reporting me kidnapped.

She certainly has a way of making mountains out of molehills!


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16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #140

  1. Moon says:

    The baby blues taking a toll on the husband’s life.🙂
    Great story.


  2. Fluid Phrase says:

    “Drinking And Driving!’
    Hahaha! That’s funny!


  3. Miles Rost says:

    It is a great responsibility being a mom. And the thing is…you love her more for all of this. Well done! 🙂


  4. Dale says:

    I almost went the “mountain out of molehill” route. You did a much better job than I would have!


  5. Your character is going to have an excellent opportunity to learn patience…and soothing tactics…and… Hopefully in a year she’ll be back to normal. 🙂


  6. granonine says:

    This one made me laugh because of that last line. Sounds to this therapist like the new mom has some serious post-partum depression going on .


  7. Dear Archon,

    I wonder what her side of this story is. Post-partum depression is tough to deal with…I guess for both parties. (Been there, done that…got three kids to prove it.)




  8. Sarah Ann says:

    That really is one anxious new mum. Hopefully, as the baby gets older and the worst doesn’t happen, she’ll chill a little.


  9. Archon's Den says:

    Let’s hope that she chills before she graduates to calling the CIA, or he moves up to Jack Daniels. 😉 😯


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