Flash Fiction #251



I just sat down at the kitchen table, when the wife called from the bedroom, where she was battling a cold.

Honey, could you make me a Keurig coffee?

When I deliver it….

I’m bored, and I left my Kindle downstairs.  Could you get it?

Could I have the Butterscotch-flavored creamer?

I have a headache.  Would you get me two Aleve?

I can’t take these with hot coffee.  Would you bring me some cold water?

I should know better than to sneak some ice-cream.  What isn’t dripping off the table and being licked up by the dogs, is strawberry soup.  😯


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27 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #251

  1. Rivergirl says:

    You’re a good husband. Mine is a terrible nurse and I’m basically on my own until I recover.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Males are hard-wired to solve problems. Hunt, fish, provide food, protect clan. No matter what, or how much, hubby does…. you’re still sick, and there’s nothing he can do. He feels frustrated, and just wants to ignore the problem that won’t go away.
      I might be the same only, many of the wife’s medical problems are self-inflicted, or made worse. If she won’t/can’t take care of herself, I guess it’s up to me. A lot little exercise is good for my girlish figure. 😉

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  2. GHLearner says:

    These are happy dogs. Strawberry soup isn’t bad.


  3. Yes dear, no dear, okay dear .. oh dear!

    My story!


  4. athling2001 says:

    Funny, but oh so true. Great story.


  5. Bear says:

    Annd, here you thought a “man-cold” was bad… This is one truly devoted hubby.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I saw a comedian, who said, “When my girlfriend is sick, or has injured herself, I wish that I could feel her pain, endure her suffering for her.” The audience (mainly the women) clapped, and went Ooohh. What a nice guy.
      He continued, “So that I wouldn’t have to constantly listen to her bitching and whining about it.”
      A little foot-service produces a lot of peace and quiet – even if he misses out on the ice-cream, and has to mop up the mess. 😆

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  6. jenne49 says:

    Pour the strawberry soup over her head! I want to get right in there and give her a slap! How dare she try to have man-flu!


  7. What a good husband and hopefully the care is reciprocated. We all like a bit of fussing over now and again, especially when we’re sick. Strawberry soup sounds yummy. =) I really enjoyed the dialogue!!


  8. msjadeli says:

    I feel bad for you and good for the good care you give her. She’s blessed to have you. Now go put your “soup” in the blender, add a banana and some ice and you’ll be all set 🙂


  9. Dear Archon,

    Hmm…when I’m sick I want to be left alone. This sounds more like my husband when he’s sick.
    You’re a good man, Charlie Brown. Carry on




  10. oneta hayes says:

    Strawberry soup, huh? I thought blood pudding. 😀


  11. I remember a funny episode of Wings where Joe was sick and complaining to Helen the whole show.


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