Tuesday, 3 July 2012

100 words week 48

This week the prompt is

'I blamed it on the dog'


http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-48/

Having pretty much finished my end of year reports (yeah) and my 50K (whoopee) thought I'd do this week's.
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Anniversary


“I’ll be home by seven!” You’d promised. You were gone before I’d made it out of bed. Yawning,  I went downstairs to make myself a cup of tea, hoping that you might have left me at least a clue that you’d remembered.
Nothing.
Not strictly true; one dirty mug on the table.
I waited in all day just in case.
Nothing.
Seven o’clock came and went. The lovingly prepared meal scraped into the bin, the wine drunk.
Eight O’clock...
Nine O’clock...
Half past nine, “Sorry I’m late. What’s for tea?”
I blamed it on the dog as I headed for the stairs and ripped the card in two.



20 comments:

  1. Oooh. Poingnant. A testament to your writing that the mood is captured so perfectly.

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    1. Thank you Dughall.
      Had a picture of a teeny little chihuahua getting the blame!

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  2. Serves him right but the poor dog getting the blame!! A great and differnt take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you Sally; I think this prompt would be great for a humorous piece, but that's not my forte.

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    2. Yeah, she should have torn him off a strip, thoughtless git, but you had to honour the prompt :) She'll not forget that night, even if he remembers next year :)

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    3. Yep, she should have but as you said, had to honour the prompt ;)
      Saved by the dog :D

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  3. The poor dog! He needs to be told in no uncertain terms what the problem is - preferably through a divorce lawyer.

    You captured her feelings really well in this. I enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you SJ. I really wanted to write something funny...but just couldn't make that genre work.

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  4. Gosh, how poignant. My heart bled for the one who waited. A beautifully constructed piece.

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    1. Thank you, it started off a lot longer! Working on brevity at the mo...

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  5. GSussex
    It reads like reality . . .
    Why couldn't he remember something so important? But the poor dog!

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    1. Luckily far from the truth. I actually think I could rewrite this so she fed it to the dog...but 100 words isn't enough for that!

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  6. Oh Anna such lovely little details in this, very emotive in so few words and I can see her plodding miserably up the stairs. An excellent piece!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment.Always enjoy your pieces.

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  7. poor lady, can just feel the tension at the end and the frustration leading up to it x

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    1. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment :)

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    1. Pleased that you liked it; haven't seen yours yet- looking now...

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