Married Bliss

I am amazed how the BMW in Liz Young’s photo-prompt does not appear to have any damage, considering the wall and railings are in pieces.

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Photo Prompt Liz Young

Married Bliss

She drives wearing high heels, rummages in her handbag and,
at junctions, if she stops, she has to text the kids.
When we are in the car, she will nag at me.
You missed the kids’ school play and games day–-a crime in her eyes.
The traffic accident held me up. I didn’t get home until midnight.
Apparently, I never liked her Mum. Hell! the poor lady died before we met.

You are wearing the wrong shirt, and Martha will comment on it.

Who is Martha?

Enough! I screamed. I missed the brake. 

“See what I mean,” she said. 



35 responses to “Married Bliss

  1. You capture the bitterness and bile of their relationship so astutely. Their situation feels like a life sentence. Skilfully done.

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    • thank you. I have attempted to leave a comment on your site, changed my setting etc to no avail?
      Here is my short comment on your story contribution.

      “You have shown us how life changes and our feelings are not static.a fact of life.”

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  2. Uh-oh. That’s why you never interrupt the driver! Fun story.

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  3. She sounds like she’s crossed the line and will never be coming back. He should get out of there double quick sharp.

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  4. I was married once. Reading this was like going back in time!

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  5. Can you say hen-pecked? He’ll have to rig her seat belt for the next one so she goes through the windshield…

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  6. Oops! I have the nasty hope that she got whiplash! Great story.

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  7. Oooooooo yeah that’s never gonna end well. Driven into it. All those complaints one day will come true.

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  8. James,
    Alas! It’s so important to pick the right time to blow your top!
    ~🕊Dora

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  9. Dear James,

    I could feel his frustration. She sounds like quite the harridan.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. Driving with heels, what could go wrong? She sounds nuts.

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  11. terrific stuff, James; there are days you just can’t win —

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  12. That woman would drive me crazy. As she does her husband apparently.

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  13. Keenly observed and sharply written, James. You’re not married to the lady, are you?

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  14. That shirt ruined everything.

    I also noticed the car is still in pristine condition like it very gently demolished that wall.

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  15. Martha’s friend is quite a risk to life and sanity~

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  16. perhaps she should be doing the driving herself to keep the peace. 🙂

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  17. He needs to escape her clutches…. though this might work…

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  18. Not quite nagged to death but almost.

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  19. I always wondered how Richard was so calm! 😀

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  20. An accident waiting to happen

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