100 Word Challenge: Heart

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Today is Valentine’s Day. A day to profess your undying adoration for those special people in your life. Or, as my husband insists, it’s a made-up observance to make money for the greeting card and candy industries.

It’s not a particularly important holiday for us. We’ve been together for nearly 40 years. There is only so much chocolate, so many pink and red cards we can exchange, and so many dead flowers to compost.

We laugh together, still hold hands, and sincerely enjoy each other’s company. We say, “I love you,” and do little things to make each other feel appreciated every day.

No holiday, real or manufactured, is needed to celebrate what we have.

“Card? We ain’t got no cards! We don’t need no cards! I don’t have to show you any stinking cards!” Paraphrased from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “heart” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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