Tag: old married people

Another lifetime together

They share a love of film noir thrillers, nestled together on the couch on rainy Sundays beneath a warm fleece blanket. Some days there isn't any need for words, it is enough to just lie curled up side by side. They have a history together. The first time they met, a mutual friend introduced them. In ...

bent over tree

Too much to bear

“Are you sure we’re in the right place?” Mia picked dry leaves out of her hair. “Of course, I’m sure.” Aden pushed aside underbrush. Traipsing through the woods looking for a specific tree was a frustrating endeavor. Ten years was a long time in a tree’s life. "It won’t still be that little sapling.” Mia turned ...

sunrise over water

Keeping the dogs at bay

The first grumblings woke her at 5:23:17 a.m. Liv knew the precise time because those were the numbers staring back at her when she opened her left eye long enough to see the blurry, neon green numbers on her bedside clock. It was only her left eye because her right was blocked by the grey ...

anniversary roses

100 Word Challenge: Forever

Yesterday, June 14, was my 30th wedding anniversary. Our wedding was held the day after my husband graduated college, and about a week before we moved three hours away from family and friends. The event was the culmination of one blind date and three years of courting - two years of which were long-distance - before ...

colored glass lamp scones

Stumbling in the dark

“The power’s out” “No, shit.” Stumbling in the dark, Sawyer barked his shin against the coffee table in the living room, letting loose a stream of obscenities. “That was unnecessary.” Janel bumped into the back of the couch. “Stand still, I’ll find you.” She edged along the top of the cushions, arms out, hands open. As ...

tree tops

Up a tree

“Whaddya think?” She stood back, scrutinizing the wall. Freshly painted with crown molding accents, it was the final touch on their new house. There was still something wrong. “You don’t like it?” He sounded defeated, especially after all his hard work. “It’s not that,” she said, tilting her head to study the wall from a ...

house shingles

Wifely duties

Two paint-stained sawhorses were set up in the yard. A dusty circular saw still attached to a twisted, orange industrial power cord sat cooling on one of the horses. Several panels of bare siding laid out in the driveway on flattened cardboard boxes were waiting for their first coat of white primer. He knelt in ...

cat and toy mouse

In for the kill

The brindle cat was on the prowl. She sauntered down the darkened hallway, caterwauling. The fur ball had a mouse and was bringing it home to feed her family. Mom was half asleep, but was brought fully awake when the cat pounced on the bed, dragging her catch with her. Depositing the freshly-caught, furry wet ...