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He’s Picking Up The Pieces

Fiction Shorts word of the day: Happy

By Colleen Millsteed Published 14 days ago Updated 13 days ago 1 min read
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“Good morning beautiful,” he whispers to his wife as he hands her a cup of coffee. She smiles gently at him and sits to read the newspaper.

He stands at the kitchen sink, looking down upon her head and his heart breaks.

His wife has had a terrible time of it lately.

Her place of employment went bankrupt and she lost her job, her father passed away a week ago and her sister has turned nasty since the will reading.

Everything has slammed her all at once and he’d truly do anything, anything at all, to see her happy again.

This drabble has been written as part of the daily Drabble Drop challenge and today's random word, that must be included in the drabble, is 'happy'.

Wikipedia defines a drabble as follows :

A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful idea in a confined space.

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Originally published on Medium


About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran13 days ago

    Awww, he's so sweet. Hope things get better for her soon!

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