Friday, November 15, 2019

The Husband's Pride

Carl was sitting at ease with a cigar while his daughter was by his semi-conscious wife's bedside.

Farah was sobbing uncontrollably, "Get well soon, Mom."

Hearing his daughter's sobs, the Dad gave out a chortle.

Sarah was quick to ask him the reason for his behavior.

"She can't go anywhere. Her soul, even when it leaves the body, has no choice but to go back into the body."

"How so?"

"I have storm windows installed, and nothing can escape them."

The partially conscious Mom came back to her senses upon hearing the above and snickered over her husband's pride.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using storm windows. It can be literal on a house, but also consider other portals, even spaceships or submarines. Can you make it into something new or build a story around something historical? Go where the prompt leads!


D. Avery said...

What a take on the prompt! It did remind me though of when my friend passed and her daughter was compelled to open the window to let her out.

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

Now that was funny!

CharliMills said...

Ha! That's one way to trap Mom and prevent her soul from departing. Love the dark humor, Ruchira.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Avery, Bill and Charli.

Glad you enjoyed the story behind the prompt.

Nithya Venkat said...

A fantastic response to the challenge.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thank you Nithya. Glad you enjoyed it,

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