We had our differences. For most couples they would have been irreconcilable, but we always muddled through.

It’s all about compromise. Sure, his job kept him busy, away from home a lot. Maybe that helped. We weren’t living under each other’s feet for forty years.

Then I found out it wasn’t his job that kept him busy on the road so much. It was more the second wife and the other son and daughter he had.

Well, he’s on the road again now, what remains of him. On his way to visit them again. Hope I got the address right.

Copyright Ted Strutz

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

Also linking to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge for today: Irreconcilable.

A collection of my short stories, ‘Collected Sketches’ is FREE today (Wednesday) on AMAZON kindle.


80 responses to “IRRECONCILABLE”

  1. Another cracker. I just laughed with Sandra’s and read yours immediately after. The laughter continues. I mean, poor her and all that but what a great way to be done with him!

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  2. Brilliant, though I’d love to read the sequel, perhaps the recipient (also a victim?) will return to sender? Or the next title… ‘Unwanted remains”. Great that you can, with a few words send the reader on a journey

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  3. Ha! I shouldn’t laugh I know but there is some great dark humor in this one. That poor first wife. What a horrible man he was to have two families. Wonder how the second wife will react at such a gift!

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  4. This is just fantastic! I thought it would be sad, and then got a big laugh. As I said in my offering, I never noticed what was in the box until after I wrote my story! Thanks for the chuckle. Years ago Reba McIntyre had a song that went “Does he love her like he loves me?” In the video, we see him setting out to sea with his ‘other woman’. Reba is standing on the cliff watching and looking so sad. Then the boat blows up, and she grins. One of my favorites!

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