Flash Fiction #179


PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath


I’m glad the wives agreed to this weekend away.  They probably think we’re just drinking beer, and telling fart jokes.  I love my wife, but…. my ears were tired.  The average woman uses twice as many words in a day as a man.

It’s so nice to be out here all by myself with Nature, – uh, and you guys…. Whuh??  Okay!  I’ll be quiet.  I know how.  One time, as a kid, I almost starved.  Wouldn’t tell my parents I was hungry.  Pass me another beer, willya?  I think those beans we had for supper are startin’ to come through.


Click above to hear Eric Carmen extol his solitude, and go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

Friday Fictioneers

14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #179

  1. neilmacdon says:

    So much for resolutions


  2. You are quite right, *most* women talk far too much. Being one that doesn’t, I find general noise, i.e. relentless talking incredibly irritating, and try and get away from it as much as possible!


    • Archon's Den says:

      When I was younger, I was the typical husband and “ignored” the wife, just letting it wash over me. Now that I am older, when I am reading, I find that I just can’t concentrate on the book.
      A blog-challenge asked, “What would you sooner lose – hearing, or sight?” I think I’ll just turn my hearing aids off. No batteries, honey. 😉


  3. lisarey1990 says:

    Well-written scene.


  4. If you had beans for supper I understand why the wives went elsewhere for the weekend….


  5. Great voice! Great take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  6. granonine says:

    Hilarious 🙂


  7. James McEwan says:

    Great humour, I like how you have taken on the characteristics of the wife’s and still maintained the stereotype = fart jokes and all.


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