#FridayFictioneers – A Keeper


“Hey Susie, you want to keep this one,” Randy shouted from behind the laptop at the kitchen table.

Susie muted the tv, shushing the talking head and gave an exasperated shout back, “which one is that?”

This had been going on all morning and she had had enough.  It wasn’t fair that she was tortured just because Randy was out of work and bored.

“The one of that bird that flew into your office and crapped all over everything while you tried to get its picture.  Remember?”

“Yes,” she sighed.  “Gotta keep that one.  It cost too much to trash.”

WC:  100

Even though I am not working from home or stuck at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many are. And while I feel for them and hope they can get back to work sooner rather than later, I have to imagine that those stuck home with the newly bored are also suffering in their own way and are hoping, even more than I am, that their newly homebound housemates get back to work soon.

#FridayFictioneers is a weekly blog link up hosted by Rochelle over at RochelleWisoff.com, where our gracious host challenges us to fathom a story based on that weeks photo prompt in just 100 words. Thanks Rochelle! You should totally check it out and perhaps try your hand at your very own 100 word story!

24 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – A Keeper

  1. I am one of those locked in. I should be able to cope with it, but it is horrible. At least I have a garden, it must be hell to be restricted to a small or crowded flat.

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  2. For homebodies it isn’t staying home that’s the adjustment. For the full-steam-aheaders, it is torture. When the two are “caged together” as Bjorn said, it can be a real test. My oldest son is the homebody and his girlfriend is the FSAer. Both are suffering.

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  3. Retirement can put similar strain on even a very happy marriage.

    I’n hearing reports of a rise in reports of domestic violence–children being removed from homes, spouses doing physical battle. It’s so sad. Not all of it can be blamed on the virus, though. I think, in America, our political mess has created a huge amount of stress.

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