poetry, short story

Meet Me in the Middle

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“You have me bending over backwards every day and I am sick of it!” Meghan stomped out of her and her husband’s house. They had another daily spat over one more thing and one more thing was enough to break Meghan’s ever patient mind.

“It’s unacceptable to be constantly running around all day long and not get anything done; look at this house, it is a pigsty,” exclaimed Clarence right before Meghan ran out on him.

Looking at the house, there were the morning’s dishes piled in the sink and yesterday’s laundry in the basket to be folded, while Clarence sat at his computer and played games, waiting for Meghan to wait on him, while he also ignored the children; and that’s when things got loud; Clarence opened his mouth and asked when would lunch be served. This was right after Meghan just got home from picking up their children at school, along with running errands for groceries, gas, getting his list of “necessities” and not grabbing a latte.

As Meghan drove away, she heard this song and made one of her own.

Just a little bending

Takes so little effort

Putting down that plaything

Would be more acceptable

Over unacceptable responses

Killing chances at harmony

…..

There you have it! This is my Six Sentence Story – Double Feature 😉 A little prose, a little poetry and away we go! Want to join us? Go to Girlie on the Edge and have a shot at at.

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19 thoughts on “Meet Me in the Middle”

  1. There are a lots of husbands like Clarence all over the world, aren’t there?

    I didn’t know the idiom, “bend over backwards” and I took it literally, until I googled it. 🙂

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  2. Good, if not difficult decision, on Meghan’s part. Ole Clarence doesn’t appear like a person likely to change, seems way to comfortable with the status quo.

    (Good music choice as enhancement of the story.)

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    1. I am hoping that if she goes for a coffee and danish (must have the danish) that when she gets back they can turn it around. If not, she may be sending him and his games packing.

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