FRIDAY FICTIONEERS PHOTO PROMPT

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PHOTO PROMPT ยฉ J Hardy Carroll

Word Count: 100

“Careful!”, squeaked the 70-year-old. “These pebbles…”, he sighed, smacking a large one to the corner with his walking stick.

He loved playing here”, he recalled, looking at the garden. “Good times…”, she said, reminiscing about the days when her hair was still black and her son, a child.

“I can’t believe he’s divorced… That too with a child… This generation! Divorces everywhere! What’s with these children?”, she fumed.

“ZERO TOLERANCE!”, said the old man, tossing another pebble to the side, holding her hand with the same gentleness with which he had held her, the very first time, 50 years ago.

-Yuhu!

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Yuhu’s Corner:
This story is a part of the Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt Flash fiction challenge. Every Friday, a photo prompt is provided by the organizer Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The participants have to come up with a 100 word story. You can check out the other entries here.


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24 thoughts on “Zero tolerance!!!

  1. I take a slightly different view on this matter. While, yes, happy couples make me very happy, especially when they are old. :’) But I don’t think divorce is necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, things just don’t work out and instead of staying under the same roof and the hate growing day by day, it’s better to get separated to at least maintain a cordial relation. I come from a country, India, where divorces are still a big no no. Being a very patriarch society, divorced women (lot more than men) are looked down upon in our society. So, I know, whaf this unavailability of the divorce option does to couples who have either lost the love they had or never had it in the first place.
    But I must say, your presentation with words is amazing, as always. ^-^

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    1. You are absolutely right, Kasturee. This piece does not judge everyone who gets divorced. In some cases, like you mentioned, it is better to be separated than to stay together and fight. But my point was to show how the a couple from the earlier generation view the current generation.

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  2. Divorce, who knows the right and wrong of each couples relationship. It their children I really feel for. Lovely story with interesting images

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  3. Good presentation.Before taking anyhasty decision it would begood if the couple could sit and talk openly and try to sort out things.Should not forget the trauma of childrenas they are deprived of the love andcare of both the parents incase of divorce.

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