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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#45

June 14, 2012

Even while we knew his wages would not be enough to match the outgoings .  When he didn’t take his turn to empty the pee pot.  We knew that his side of the bed was not always slept in.  Even when they argued in the dead of night.  As he shaved in the dim light of the scullery; peering into a broken piece of mirror propped against the battered kettle; without a sideways glance at his little brood watching his every move intently.
While we knew this time he would not come home ; there was still a buzz about the place.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Geoff permalink
    June 14, 2012 2:58 pm

    I thought I’d have a go Helen:

    I wait in excited anticipation, bursting to go forth. Will it be a gentle push or am I about to be vanquished with a back breaking force? Each and every day I have this dilemma, but either way I speed down the constricted tubing like a child at the water park.
    Wait up, there’s a finger poised, I’m off! A real sharp left following a long straight, a chicane then a fall. I’m there in a flash! Buzz buzz. My deed is over. The door opens and a welcome is soon forthcoming. I’m back, ready to go about this place.

    • June 14, 2012 3:10 pm

      hehe at least your’s is a little cheery … and I wait for the next installment … Thunderbirds are go …..

  2. June 16, 2012 9:01 pm

    This was really sad, but you have captured that snapshot of a life so well.

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