Wednesday, April 22, 2009

3 Word Wednesday - "Deceit, Indulge, Oath" & 55 Flash Fiction Friday - 4/22/09

I have combined today's prompts of "deceit, indulge, and oath" from 3 Word Wednesday with the constraints of using only 55 words from 55 Flash Fiction Friday. This is the first thing that came to mind.

He had taken an oath…....”until death do us part.” That was nearly fifty years ago. Who knew she would live this long? That he would? They had both outlived passion and attraction. He considered indulging in an illicit tryst, but he didn’t have the energy for the dalliance, or the memory for the deceit.

26 comments:

ThomG said...

First, welcome back. You've been missed. You craft 55 words into a deft story in this one. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Lighter than usual, right. Obviously this is a minority in today's society. Love ya. Carly

Daily Panic said...

Hey glad to see you!
This made me laugh! I needed it!

pia said...

Very true. Loved how he expected one of them to die

gautami tripathy said...

What a 55er!

Welcome back to 3WW!

gyrating on its own steam of oath

anthonynorth said...

Cleverly done. Enjoyed that.

Witchmojo said...

Ah, the joys of older years squeezed into a few beautifully apt words. I look forward to getting to know more of your work.

maglomaniac said...

Till death do us apart.
waiting for being apart den:D

~Harsha

myrtle beached whale said...

Maglomaniac:

Huh???

Angel said...

Nicely done. Sad the guy feels that way, but good writing.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I like this. There's an inherent human honesty in admitting that a lot of what passes for decent behavior is actually laziness or inertia. I know I should find it sad, but I don't.

Go Figure said...

Whale: I didn't give you permission to use my copyrighted picture. What gives? HA!

Pretty Me!! said...

interesting !!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh this is great....seems like this is just about where me and hubby are in our lives....[Just Kidding!!!]

Mine is posted today [scroll below my Friday's Show n Tell] ---it's entitled "_ _ _ _ _ becomes you". Have a great weekend.

PS....LOVE the comment you left over at G's post for Friday -the duck, and your comment ---"Aflac".

Dr.John said...

Poor old man. He doesn't look very happy. Great little story.
My 55 is ready for today.

Fandango said...

Great flash 55. We could solve his problem or her problem. We would be happy to eat one or the other.
The dragons 55 is ready for the day.

G-Man said...

Ahhhh...
Faithful till the end hahahahaha!!
I love the way you guys combine the 2 themes...
Lazy..er Creative blogging at it's best!!
Thank You so much MBW, for helping spread the Glory AND Simplicity of the Flash 55.
Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

myrtle beached whale said...

Fandango: That could improve their sex life. Might have to dust it off though.

G-Man: I would like to claim creative genius, that I welcome the additional challenge of combining both prompts, but alas, it is laziness.

JeffK said...

perhaps a weird coincidence that "Don't Fear the Reaper" came up on your playlist :-)

myrtle beached whale said...

Jeff: We need more cowbell.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, the picture makes it perfect!

forgetfulone said...

Fabulous!

Eaton Bennett said...

Oh this is precious, clever and witty, a really well put together 55. :)

qualcosa di bello said...

how are you doing with the fire so close?!??!...praying you are safe

myrtle beached whale said...

thanks for your concern. we were fortunate, the fire was several miles away and on the other side of the river. We didn't even get any smoke at my place.

linda may said...

Hmmm interesting. What about the companionship after the other stuff has all gone,maybe that is why they are still there.