Flash Fiction #179

alone

PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath

A MAJORITY OF ONE

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.

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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

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  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!

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    • 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. 😉

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  3. lisarey1990 says:

    Well-written scene.

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

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

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. 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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