Fiction Friday

 
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Every Friday it's our turn for show-and-tell, and your turn to comment on our writing.

Read the really short stories that were created when we used our very own real life writing prompts!

Andrea's Scene from the Prompt: "I'd like a Caesar salad and a divorce."
 

"I'd like a caesar salad and a divorce."

The waitress blinked twice with her big eyes, then quickly scribbled down the order before smiling slightly and scurrying away. Jane looked at Tom, who was looking at her confused.

"I'm serious, Tom."

"I beg your pardon?" Tom asked, trying to read Jane's face for a sign, any sign, that she may be pulling his leg.

She looked straight at him, her jaw tight, her lips pursed, her brows lightly crinkled.

"I'd like a divorce," she said again. "I think it's high time we admit to ourselves that this marriage just isn't working anymore."

Tom's green eyes went wide.

"Not working? We renewed our vows two weeks ago! We went on a picnic last week!"

"Exactly. We've been kicking a dead horse."

Tom couldn't believe his ears. Was he on a TV prank show? He felt like he was going mad. "How long have you been feeling this way?" he asked.

"About a year."

"A year?! Why did we renew our vows then? Why didn't you tell me?"

Jane inhaled, trying to keep her composure.

"You're right. I should have said something sooner. I tried to work it out myself and change my feelings, but I couldn't."

"So you're just giving up?"

"We had a good run, Tom, but it's just not working anymore."

"A good run?! Ten years is a life, not a 'good run'. And you'd throw it all away!"

Just then the teenage waitress returned with Jane's Caesar salad and Tom's carrot and ginger soup.

It was awkward to say the least.