When being right is just wrong

This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.


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It was all a mistake of course.  A stupid argument, a Mexican standoff that served no one bar the starving cats a last meal.

She had stated she would not move from the kitchen until HE cleaned up the mess he made with his stupid science experiments.  Well, not stated, so much as screamed impotently watching as he just wandered absentmindedly back into the garage.  He had already dismissed her or simply forgotten she even existed.

It would be quite a mess the Police would find, first herself picked clean by their 7 cats and still standing however improbable through sheer eternal aggravation.  Then he, probably in his lab having forgotten to eat or drink in the absence of her nagging reminders to DO any and everything!!

She was just so stubborn and he was just so forgetful.  Long ago they had both forgotten how to live.

(147 words not including title or challenge details)



  1. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you really know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also visit my website =). We could have a link exchange agreement between us!


    1. Exactly. She once found his absent mindedness charming and he loved her determination and caring nature. They just forgot to work at their relationship as much as individual pursuits. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  2. You wonder how they got together in the first place seeing how they are invisible to one another. The line about the cats is particularly grotesque but effective. That she died and the cats ate her, well that really shows how much he thought of her. He didn’t care that she died. It is an awful story but at the same time has a bit of black humour to it. Great job!

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    1. Yes I guess in a way she is or maybe they were her last thoughts as she died. She was mad enough to haunt the spot she refused to move from because he was not going to clean up or even remember to leave the garage.

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