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March 24, 2022

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s story challenge.

March 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to reflect the theme, “ready for a change.”


They wake together, each alone. They roll over, and deep in dreamy thought question the other.

People think these decisions are impulsive, but they’re not. An argument that stretches out longer than the last one. Kindnesses lost. Excuses replacing apologies. Anxiety beginning to scratch a compunctious conscience that asks questions one never thinks of when they’re saying, I do.

Cold meals. Thoughts given voice. Little things that splinter a heart turned to stone.

Kisses forgotten; love evaporated.

A regrettable pair. Content in their complacency, eyes shut to the shifts, his and her minds tumble to their own illogical conclusions.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2022 8:31 am

    You gone right to the heart of the matter.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 30, 2022 7:37 pm

    What a stark portrayal and yet too true for too many probably. That’s a powerful opening sentence, sad.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. April 1, 2022 10:31 pm




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