Making Sense…Friday Fictioneers.

“Don’t you love it, honey?” Misty beamed, almost bouncing out of her skimpy gym gear.

“What the hell is it?” Bruce groaned. A statue? Gym equipment? Dumbstruck, then he saw the price tag. Blimey! “She’s sending me broke. Now, I can’t even afford a good Chardonnay.

Tomorrow, he was having coffee with his ex-wife. At least, they had an understanding. She’s wasn’t interested in sex, and he had the emotional depth of a “dried lentil”. Even if he couldn’t go back, he wasn’t going forward.

There were worse things than being alone. Besides, he could always get a dog.


This has been another contribution for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields and this week’s photo prompt comes from © Douglas M. MacIlroy.

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My theme is Writing Letters to Dead Artists. Yesterday, I wrote to American modernist, Georgia O’Keeffe and later today, I’ll be writing to Picasso. Here’s a link to last weekend’s Weekly Round-up. 

Best wishes,


26 thoughts on “Making Sense…Friday Fictioneers.

  1. jillyfunnell

    Great descriptions here. Good to know where you stand with somebody and no need to go forward, just coast. Maybe a cat would be less demanding though. I sense he might prefer that option.

  2. Rowena Post author

    Thanks, Reena. I see quite a few old men out on their own walking small, white dogs. They make great companions and are no doubt much easier to manage than a longer term relationship.

  3. Rowena Post author

    Thanks, Jilly. Yes, a cat might be a better idea. Low maintenance and not as much emotional connection required.
    Best wishes,

  4. Lynn Love

    Love the line about his shallow wife – really funny! I think he just needs to be honest and give Misty the boot. And a dog is a great idea – at least they won’t go spending his money without asking. Great tale Rowena

  5. Sandra

    The not so green grass of reality. I liked the terseness of “even if he couldn’t go back, he wasn’t going forward.” Lovely!

  6. Rowena Post author

    Thanks very much, Sandra. I think he’s had a rather rude awakening. Would’ve been much easier to buy the red sports car instead.

  7. pennygadd51

    Bruce needs to do some careful thinking and work out what he wants to be fulfilled in a relationship. You tell the story economically and well.

  8. Moon

    I loved the balance of humour and depth in your story. Indeed, when choices betray us, living alone becomes a much brighter option.
    Great writing, Rowena.

  9. Rowena Post author

    Thank you very much, Moon. I think my mother-in-law told my husband that there were “worse things than living alone” when he was a single man. It’s very good advice. Advice I could’ve used in my single days.
    Best wishes,

  10. Rowena Post author

    Thanks, Michael.
    Hadn’t thought of that, but I totally agree. I was too caught up in his point of view.
    Best wishes,

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