FFftPP- The Fight

Enough is enough.” I told her as I walked out the door, with the intention of never returning. I was sick and tired of all the fighting, arguing, power struggling. Where was I going to go? I had no idea, anywhere but there. Anywhere would be better than in that house with her!

I walked around the block five times. It felt good. It felt empowering. My mind seemed to clear and the angry thoughts my mind was harboring faded away. I remembered when she and I first met and how I fell madly in love with her when she offered to pay for my coffee after I realized I had lost my wallet.

I remembered our first date and the beautiful red skirt and top she wore that night. I remembered our first kiss when I walked her to the door after that date. I remembered standing at the front of the church when she came up the isle in her beautiful white gown.

I walked back home, took my wife into my arms and softly told her, “I love you darling. I know your hormones are raging and that things will get better after our baby is born in a few months.”


This is my 200 word story submitted to the flash fiction challenge, “Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner,” kindly hosted by Roger Ship. In this challenge, Roger furnishes us with the prompt photo and the first sentence for our story. It is fun and challenging and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the wonderful stories submitted by amazing writers, click HERE.



166 thoughts on “FFftPP- The Fight

  1. This is very sweet. It seems this picture is prompting people to write about relationships. Many of them broken ones that can’t be fixed. I’m glad the guy came back in yours to his beautiful wife. I always feel as women we have it worse having all these hormonal issues to deal with that men don’t. It can make a woman not herself. I’m glad your guy understands that though, and it will be better when the baby is born πŸ™‚ Great writing.

    • Thank you Mandi! Yes, I think you are right. As women, we have a lot of hormonal issues that makes us very strange at times and it is wonderful when a woman has the support and understanding of her partner.

  2. Aw yay! I’m so glad he took his walk, let his mind clear and then fill up with all the wonderful things he loves about her!! Happy endings are the best endings!!! Love this story PJ!! xoxo πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Antonia! I agree with you. I think a lot of relationships are severed because of hot heads. Most of the time, they just needed some time to cool. Thank you for reading and for your wonderful comment!

  3. Women do have a lot to deal with when the hormones are raging and it is wonderful when you have a partner that has the understanding and patience to deal with it. He had a wonderful idea when he decided to take a walk….it gave time away from the problem and a chance to reflect on the situation a lot better. It’s great that he brought his thinking to the positive side of things and realized …”this too, shall pass.” We always hear how bad women have it during these trying times, but men have a difficult time dealing with it, especially since they never have experience that kind of thing. It takes a lot of understanding. Terrific job on this prompt, Joy! πŸ™‚

  4. Just found my way here from the Roger Shipp challenge… This piece made me smile because I’m sure I drive my husband crazy–and I don’t have the excuse of being pregnant. Forgiveness is a powerful thing! Your story has some nice details about the development of the relationship. Thanks for sharing!

  5. AWWWW!!! I love this a lot! πŸ˜€ Women, yes I admit it!, can really be hard sometimes. Especially those who are in a life-changing stage like pregnancy. (I have never experienced it yet but my moods are already like a roller coaster sometimes. HAHA)

    This is such a lovely story written beautifully! πŸ™‚ I love the rhythm, I love the pacing, it just flows. πŸ™‚

    I am so happy I found you! πŸ˜€

  6. Great story, PJ. πŸ™‚ I love how he walks off his anger – you depict the progression of his emotions really well. I hope he manages to retain his calm and remember everything he loves about his family when he’s exhausted after the baby arrives!

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