Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Mable and Fred

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#77

The prompt this week is:

…oh my goodness! I nearly forgot…

As always you have 100 words to add to those above. Please make sure you add a link back here so that others can find us. We are gaining new writers all the time.

Mable looked at her husband of nearly 60 years
They’d survived their marriage with blood, sweat and tears
His face was wrinkled; his pate was shiny and bald
Sometimes he couldn’t remember what she was called
She wondered how much longer she could go on
Their children had fled the nest, occasionally they came home
They noticed the difference and rushed back to their busy lives
With their own children, jobs and husbands and wives
Oh my goodness!  I nearly forgot to say I love you,’ shouted Fred.
Tonight she wondered what had made the difference in his head
She whispered back, ‘I love you, too.’


  1. This was such a lovely read and take on the prompt - and really touching too!

  2. Very touchy!! Loved it. Best take on the prompt. The expressions are very fine anf crisp. :)

    Would you please check one of my very first short story?
    Please http://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-love/romance-short-story-tonight-you-are-mine/

  3. You said a lot in 100 words. That was great! Great photo, too.