Humor Fiction posted August 9, 2018


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My Wife

by Rodney Betten

I love my wife, she is so dear, but I must admit that I love her less each year, each day as a matter of fact: haranguing me to put the milk away, or push in the chairs, and so on. If that isn't bad enough, she had this odd habit to sit in the back seat whenever I drive. I was the driver, but she pulled the strings, the puppeteer, telling me how to drive, the puppetee. She would get white knuckles, wherever I accelerated, she kept vigilant eye on my blind and would announce alerts. I learned early on to turn off the GPS, otherwise she'd be pointing its mistakes. She knew it takes two to tangle even if the other is inanimate object. What irritated me most was the bobble head habit of hers to jerk her head back or forward, like a bobble head.

Finally, I had enough, driving down a familiar hill she said don't pass that car, be patient, I turned and yelled over the tangled wreckage that ensued. In the hospital while in traction, she came to visit and said, "I told you so."


Pet peeves poem about spouse/partne writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
A poem about the pet peeves your spouse or partner aggrevates you with daily!
Any style, length, rhyming or not. Have fun!


Obviously, this is fiction and does not reflect her manner. This was grand fun. To write something that others look at quite seriously is really cool.

Here's the question I have, isn't every thing based on a true story? Even fantasy begins with what is known, real, before turning attention to flipping the real into different shapes.
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