50 Words Thursday # 91

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

So here is the picture for this week:

And here is the phrase to include: ‘Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.’

– Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries.


Mary sat on the chair in the bistro and waited for John to show up. They had decided to meet here and have an earnest discussion about where their lives were headed. Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening. They had been married for five years now but lately, things were just not working for them. John had been distracted and secretive. She feared that he was having an affair. She had her own insecurities to deal with as well. She had witnessed her parents’ marriage breaking up when she was a teenager and had no great faith that hers would end up any differently.

Just then John came into the bistro and sat next to her. She thought she would say it first.

“Are you having an affair?”

Both blurted out simultaneously.

John looked at her unbelievingly, “you think I would betray you?”

“But you thought the same”, Mary said.

It was time to sort things out and be open about their fears and apprehensions. As night fell they both rose from there and walked out hand in hand. Misunderstandings created by lack of communication were easily dealt with if they only talked.

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