The long-suffering wife

Rich choked on his tea.

“I’m sorry mate, I can’t believe it…the neighbour?” Arthur leaned over and patted his back

“What?” Rich spluttered

“Your wife…she just left…with Fred.”


“Just now. Weren’t you listening?”

Silence followed.

“What caused that reaction then?”

Rich showed him the paper, “Rovers beat City.”


This was written for Sacha Black‘s writespiration challenge, to write no more or no less than 52 words with the prompt given. This week’s prompt was…



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