Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Game

Ed was in heaven. The game of the year blasted on the big screen, sound system blaring. The frenzy seemed to leap through the TV into Ed’s living room. It doesn’t get any better than this, he thought.

Above the TV noise, a familiar sound was heard. The garage door movement meant Edna was returning from the grocery store loaded with the week’s supplies.

“This is going to be real interesting,” the TV announcer said, as though aware of Ed’s potential predicament. 

Ed laughed, then immediately went out to unload the groceries for Edna — because that’s what you do.


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This 99-word story is my contribution to the September 16 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a love story."