Stories tagged “husband”

  • Anniversary

    “Wine?” “Do you have something stronger?” “Not with me.” “Then wine’s fine.” She took the glass, and set it down as best as she could on the table in front of her, stealing a sip in the midst of the...

  • Began with Arguments

    They were arguing again. About what? Whatever they could think of. Money, support, but mostly they were arguing about each other. One night the man returned home from a long day at work, expecting his wife to have made a huge dinner for him, just to hi...

  • Pain

    You sit on the edge of the bed, Wishing she wasn’t dead, You close your eyes, As all your insides fall to pieces, and you’ll just sit there wishing you could still make love. You can’t keep strong, tears just pour out of your eyes, You ca...

  • Married with Arguments

    The argument had gone on for hours. Neither of them now remembered exactly what had triggered it. Did her mother really tell her on their wedding day that she could still call it off? Years ago he had playfully goosed his sister-in-law under the missle...

  • S. O. S.!! (save our stories)

    Mikey kissed me under the slide at recess. S. O. S. (save our souls) The boy I’ve had a crush on since 7th grade asked me to the prom. S. O. S.!! (save our secrets) I got transferred to that new job and my new boss is drop dead georgous. S. O. S....

  • Dog Troubles

    Jim got out of bed, stretched, and looked out the window. “Damn it!” he yelled. He grabbed his housecoat and ran downstairs. Eliza, already up, was having breakfast when he stormed by the kitchen. “What’s up, honey?” she a...

  • Surprise!

    Upon coming home, Alice melted into a kitchen chair immediately. Evidently, Mike had come home in a similar state; his chosen method had been to dump his briefcase on the table, heedless that it’d been open and some contents spilled out. “M...

  • A Two For One Switch?

    Ever take a nap and then wake up more tired than you were before? That’s what I’m feeling right now. I went to sleep thinking about Jo. How funny she is, her laugh, her smile. She always makes me happy, except for when I place my hand on he...

    • Author: Katie
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Something for Him, Something for Her

    “Urgnatha powder.” He said it quietly, reverently. In the hush of their humble cottage his wife’s blank expression scolded him as well as her words ever did. Still, that didn’t stop her from adding some words after he failed to ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Elenore's Friend

    Elenore simply looked away leaving the waitress defeated. Other guests of this small town diner could be seen ducking behind their menus; no doubt gossiping about the latest events. Elenore though was oblivious, absorbed in her own thoughts. The breakf...

  • Marriage, The Flip Side

    “Honey, I’m Home!” “Honey.” “Sweetheart.” “Hold on Grey’s Anatomy.” “But I have good news” “Huhh. Let me pause the TIVO. What?” “I got that Job with -.” ...

    • Author: Atjagape
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • What It Could Be (Mature)

    Half-drunk and wholely-stoned Darren fumbled with the lock. He paused to scratch indecently, not that any of the neighbors gave a crap at 2 AM. Who gave a crap about anything at this hour, he thought to himself. Shrugging off the suspicion that the itc...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Purse

    The woman, with the big diamond ring on her left hand, went to the back of the crowded bookstore and waited. An hour passed, she got up and walked through the bookstore leaving her purse there. She climbed into her red, Volkswagen and sped away. Her ce...

  • All Kinds of Problems at Eight A.M.

    If there is one thing that I learned from having kids- it’s always have a backup plan, particularly when it comes to the refrigerator. It doesn’t matter how old they are, everything in there is assumed to be free game. You can put notes on ...

  • Of Umbrellas, Spiders, and Dark Times

    “I’m going to catch the Spider, James.” Elizabeth called from our bedroom. She was referring to the city’s most used means of transportation, one that the public was assured was as safe as the zepplins that dotted the sky. I had...

  • The Wedding Victim

    He approaches. Her screams are shrill. He grabs something. She is still.

    • Author: Elizabeth
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Day One: Pandemic

    “Honey, come here! Quick!” My wife’s voice rose from the other part of the house, the part I commonly thought of as ‘hers’. It was good for each of us to have our own space, where we could get away from each other when it ...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Mother In Law

    “Oh John! It is so good to see you, It is a shame you couldn’t come up last night with Lily and the kids.” The septuagenarian grandmother had the hunched posture of age, but the broad smile of a young woman. Her eyes, however, were di...

  • The Only Way Out

    As I left the front door, I lit my cigarette with the lighter and next, my house. The fire spread quickly, and I could hear my kids coughing from their room. Leaving on a dark and eerie night is so cliché, but I had planned it weeks ahead of time. My ...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • As I Sit Here

    As I sit here And think of you My mind swirls boundless Of the friction of reality. Amazing how A life joined And chained with you Is perfect freedom. As I sit here And imagine I can sense your presence Even when separated. Amazing how Brutal familiari...

  • Vestige of a Kiss...

    Small things – such as the unwashed dishes on the counter, or the dirty undergarments thrown on her side of the bed – irritated him. He would look around the house, noticing each and every single thing left unfinished, undone, until he woul...

    • Author: Eve
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bravery and Loss

    “Momma! Look what I finded!” a little girl cried out, toddling towards Adrianna. The young mother smiled gently. Her steel-toed boot prodded the campfire quickly, making sure it crackled. “What’d you find, Beth?” she asked...

  • Quiet Sendoff

    Ben stood in the terminal near Gate 13 at DFW watching the Boeing jet get slowly pushed back into the taxiway. He leaned against a wall and tried to relax as he studied the plane. Using the scrutiny he had learned as an F-15 crew chief in the Air Force...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Way Comes But Once

    My backpack hung heavy in my hands as if it could anchor me to the ground. I moved like a ghost down the hall, stopping at each of our children’s rooms to peer in. Imagining their faces in the morning when they realized that they were alone broke...

  • My Werewolf Husband (Mature)

    The beast crouched before me, shuddering in its snow-covered fur. “You must understand!” I cried, "How can you say you feel nothing for me? “Because it is impossible,” he growled at me. “That is not what you believe! ...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 7 years ago.