Friday, March 29, 2013

Maintaining Marital Bliss

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

As he had every morning for the last 78 years, Abraham padded to the kitchen for tea with his wife, Esther. Stirring sugar into his cup, he thought she looked peeved, though in the dim light, it was somewhat hard to tell. 

At length, she spoke, “Was there anything you wanted to tell me this morning, old man? Perhaps something regarding those fine lamps your cousin Bernie gave us on perhaps…some special occasion?”

Setting his cup down, he ventured a sheepish, “Uhm…Happy Anniversary?”

Esther nodded curtly before sipping at her own tea. Ahh, the joys of married life, Abraham mused.

This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction photo prompt.


  1. Ah, yes, after 78 years, you'd think he'd remember. ;) Nice job.

    Here's mine:

  2. :lol: She sure helped him out a bit. Cute story.

  3. Made me chuckle! And I'm impressed the lamps lasted 78 years!

  4. That made me chuckle, too. And do some addition when you said he'd done that every day for 78 years. Great!

  5. A lovely story :) and it will sound cliche. Made me chuckle too !

  6. Hehe. Good save, and like a good marriage, she gets a big assist for that save. Good story!

  7. Forgetting his anniversary after 78 years? I suppose at his age he can claim senior moment, right?

  8. I think it's going to be a long anniversary day, but then perhaps his days all seem long now. Good guess, though! :-)

    Just a small item--slide your comma in "she looked peeved, though in..." to the front side of though. "Though" needs to be with the rest of its phrase.

    Enjoy Sunday,