Sunday Photo Fiction – November 18, 2018

Susan has provided us with one of her own photos this week for the SPF challenge.

Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

He’d been a fool.
Actually, more than that, a complete idiot.
He should have known she wouldn’t understand, or maybe she did, more than he gave her credit for.
She’d packed his bags which were waiting for him upstairs.
Twenty three years of marriage up in smoke over a photograph.
But then it wasn’t any photograph was it.
It was an autographed picture, given to him by the love of his life, which sadly was not his wife, and a letter.
Bad enough that he had it, even worse that he’d kept it, but blind stupidity to hang it……. and be caught kissing it.
He’d removed it from the wall, just as she’d known he would, and placed it beneath the neatly folded shirts and underwear. He hadn’t hesitated to react to her letter inviting him back.

137 words

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – November 18, 2018

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting story.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    I suggest he may soon come running back to his wife when he realises what a mistake he’s made, but I doubt he’ll get much sympathy there! Good one Di.

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    The man is caught. Love of his life is writing him letter. He is separating yet his wife packing his bag!

  4. Susan says:

    Some guys never learn. Liked how you took this in a different direction

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