Written for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks Rochelle for being our gracious host and of course the beautiful photo prompt. For more stories on this prompt click here.

Photo Prompt (c) Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


 Words 100

Damned electricity. Why hadn’t the inverter auto-started? Had that conked off too? She needed to lodge a complaint – but where?

Clueless, she hobbled to the kitchen. She lit the lamps. He would have never known where they were. She felt better. She would manage. She always had. It was he who had sat around doing nothing.

Drip. Drip. That dratted tap. At this rate, her tanks would empty. What would she do then?

Surely he could have fixed that? Inconsiderate and careless as usual, she fumed.

She looked up and shook her fist.

Couldn’t you have booked my tickets too?


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20 thoughts on “Halved”

  1. Darkness of loneliness, but glad she could light up the lamp on her own. How can she expect him to do the bookings for her too if he has just sat around doing nothing all the time while with her ! :D…well, one can always hope!

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  2. Seems he’s died and left her in a fix. I hope she gets some help. I know what you’re speaking of with the electricity and water tanks. The Society we’re in has two really large ones so we don’t have a problem unless they’re being cleaned. We don’t have a generator but do have a battery lantern. Good writing, Dahlia. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. A deep,layered narrative…took me a couple of reads to really get an understanding..all of a sudden I realized that there were so many possibilities to this little tale, that it really made me look at it in a new light ! Kudos!

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