#FridayFictioneers; No Fault

No Fault

Insufferably fair, he hadn’t made the divorce difficult. “We’ll split everything right down the middle.”

She went away with a dog and $12,334.89 of their $24,669.78 savings. She was glad they had two dogs and not one or three.

Flashers on, driving one of their two vehicles— her car— she had led the wide load tractor-trailer that carried her half of the house to their investment lot. His half had the bed; she had the couch and the air mattress.

Later she inflated her mattress, watched it expand and take shape.

She smiled, stretched.

She was beginning to feel whole.


The photo, by Ted Strutz, is the May 7 Friday Fictioneers’ prompt, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Limit 100 words.

51 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers; No Fault

  1. Ha! Though I dunno…3 dogs might have been advantageous; after the split, you’d not only still have a dog, but you’d have a dog and a dinner.

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tale!

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  2. I love the last line, ‘She was beginning to feel whole.’ And the arithmetic in the division of the savings is such fun. It’s clever and fun and so well written. PS I’m glad too that there weren’t three dogs!

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