Friday Fictioneers: Expecting

Photo Prompt by Roger Bultot

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“Darling, look what I found on my walk this morning,” she smiled, struggling to get the highchair through the door.

“Hey, I can help, but aren’t we a tad late in life for a baby?”

She smiled at her husband of thirty years. “Yes, but if you check your messages, you’ll see that your mistress is expecting.”

He dropped his phone and watched dumbfounded as she pulled her suitcase from the closet.

“Where are you going?”

“My lover is flying me to his island. I’ll be drinking margaritas on the beach while you’re changing diapers. Enjoy your new life, darling.”

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A big shout out to Rochelle @Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for hosting Friday Fictioneers. The weekly challenge is to write a story based on the photo prompt, provided today by Roger Bultot. My challenge was to write a complete story in 100 words or less. This story is exactly 100 words!

Poetry ~ Hearts of Steel

she hung her heart on the coat rack 
vowing never to wear it again
it did not protect her from the elements
in fact, it left her feeling exposed
she decided to treat herself
to the latest in heart fashion: steel
strong, impenetrable,
and highly recommended
by the fashion gurus
of the Broken Heart Society
it was no longer fashionable to
wear your heart on your sleeve
the fall fashion trend required
full body coverage
it was all the rage
"hearts of steel"

Poetry ~ Summer Wind

i felt the warmth of your breath
on my neck when your words arrived
they blew in on a summer wind
with orders to take me alive
i had no choice but to surrender
as your words shackled my heart
i am a prisoner of your love
forever tortured when we're apart
Edited from original post under my pen name Elizabeth Anne Ives.