Welcome to Rochelle’s weekly Friday Fictioneers’ challenge. Can you write a 100 word story inspired by this photo ? Here’s mine.
Photo by J S Brand
‘He’s gone Mimi !’
‘Who’s gone ?’
‘Valentino, my partner of twenty years. Just left his wood carving and vanished’.
‘I was angry with him — leaves great slimey trails of mud and wood-shavings, foul footprints all over the kitchen floor. Told him a million times to stop. Ignores me. He’s remote as Alaska, cruel. I’m so sensitive. Does he ask me how I feel ? Never ! What shall I do Mimi ?’
‘Let’s look at his Facebook page. Wow – what’s this ? Review of a new book….Did you know about this ? Relationship Guru, Valentino Soul has written a best seller ‘Live the Perfect Love’, with his co-author Harmony Bond the relationship therapist….
November 21, 2018 at 1:11 am
Oh dear …
November 13, 2018 at 10:27 pm
Seems he doesn’t practice what he preaches. She perhaps best rid.
November 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Appreciate your comment. There is a sense of stuckness between them that will never change, I agree.
November 12, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Oh dear. Just a little hypocrisy, eh?
November 13, 2018 at 9:02 am
Appreciate your comment, just a little indeed !
November 11, 2018 at 8:06 pm
Ouch… i think she should be thankful for being rid of the jerk… but it possibly hurts at the moment… the good news is knowing that Harmony Bond won’t be so happy having to clean up the mud and wood shavings now.
November 12, 2018 at 8:24 am
Thanks Bjorn – think your comment is spot on !
November 11, 2018 at 10:53 am
Get writing your kiss and tell, girlfriend! “In the Time of Slime.” I want to add some pen names but they are too rude to post 🙂
November 11, 2018 at 2:20 pm
Love your comment Jilly- ‘The Time of Slime’ ! I can see it in a tabloid already. We’ll just have to imagine the pen names you thought of ???
November 11, 2018 at 8:10 am
Ouch, that must have hurt. As for living with artists, this reminded me of my mother when I was younger – she went through a stage of painting decomposing fish, putting them back in the fridge between paintings – yuck! I was glad when she moved on to something less smelly!
November 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm
Thanks for comment.
November 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm
Those who can’t, write 😉
She needs to find herself another without such a cliche name 😉 And proper attitude…
November 11, 2018 at 2:27 pm
Appreciate your comment Dale – think you’re right – their relationship is doomed.
November 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm
November 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm
My mother once told me that women are saps. I think this applies in this case. 😉 Time to find someone worthy of her love who doesn’t leave mud trails and wood shavings. Well done.
November 11, 2018 at 2:53 pm
Thanks Rochelle, I appreciate your comment, and your mother’s comment. I sometimes wonder if some of us learn by trial and error ?.. If I knew then what I know now …
November 10, 2018 at 11:01 am
Poor Valentino, he does not know that he is still loved. May be he will return someday soon.
November 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm
Thanks for your comment Abhijit.
November 10, 2018 at 5:58 am
I guess with the surnames “Soul Bond” they were meant to be together 🙂
November 10, 2018 at 9:24 am
Thanks Ali – appreciate your comment – you’re right ! They were meant to be togther
November 9, 2018 at 11:17 pm
oops! She’s certainly better off. Who needs to clean up after a jerk?
November 10, 2018 at 9:30 am
Thanks for your comment Alicia. You can tell, I was thinking of all that stuff that goes on between couples…and about all those self-help books !
November 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm
Perhaps needs to look at himself before offering advice to others!
November 10, 2018 at 9:54 am
Thanks for your comment Iain. I get the feeling that some people don’t excel in self-awareness !
November 9, 2018 at 6:18 pm
Sounds like Valentino is something of a hypocrite – she’s better off without him!
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November 10, 2018 at 10:04 am
Thanks for your comment- I think you’re right about Valentino – doubt that he will change his ways…
November 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Do as I say, not as I do
November 10, 2018 at 10:11 am
Appreciate your comment Neil. You’re spot on.