Friday Fictioneers 10th July

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our hostess for the weekly Friday Fictioneers Challenge.
Our photo prompt this week is provided by A. Noni Mouse

Dinner had been delicious, his favourite.
Afterwards, they snuggled up close on the settee to watch an old movie.
‘The dishes can wait,’ he said nuzzling her ear.
She raised her head for his kiss and paled as she clutched her chest, her eyes rolling back in their sockets.

‘Massive heart attack,’ they said. ‘Wouldn’t have known anything about it’.
He did. Every solitary second waiting for the ambulance as he administered CPR.
The dishes forever wait.

77 words

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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33 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 10th July

  1. neilmacdon says:

    And, of course, he;ll blame himself

  2. aguycalledbloke says:

    Hey Di πŸ™‚

    I have started a small mini series in Theme Times which l am dedicating to you πŸ™‚

    https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/07/08/theme-times-the-guitar-talkers-1/

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! My what a twist Di, absolutely brilliant πŸ’œ

  4. Sadje says:

    Tut tut. Too sad.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Wasnt expecting that Di, traumatic twist in the tale.

  6. Tragic story. The last line is very strong.

  7. murisopsis says:

    So sad in so few words!

  8. trishsplace says:

    Devastating 😦

  9. Well done on administering a gut punching ending in less than 100 words.

    Sublime. πŸ‘Œ

  10. That took a turn for the terrible quite quickly. Well-told tale!

  11. doodletllc says:

    Excellent…so very excellent.

  12. Dale says:

    Oh my God… the timing of this is unreal. Though my brother-in-law did not have a heart attack, he did show signs of distress and was operated Wednesday morning for a triple bypass… this scene could have been one in real life…

  13. Bill says:

    Good story. I recall this question: what is the best to-be-hoped-for outcome of any relationship? I’ve always thought I’d rather do the leaving more than be the one who is left. Good story. Sad twist.

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