Thursday, March 18, 2010

100 Word Challenge -- Unspoken

The 100 Word Challenge has long been one of my favorite memes. It has passed into new hands temporarily and can be found here. The theme word this week is "unspoken". Upon reading the prompt this story came to mind.

He sits with the remote in his hand flipping through channels. She sits across the room consumed by the computer on her lap. Each comfortable with the silence between them.

He looks over at his bride of many years and a boyish grin fills his face as he says, “Guess what?” This is an old game they have played for years and she can’t keep the twinkle from her eyes.

She smiles back knowing what she is to say and what his answer will be, but she never grows tired of this game. “What?”

“I love you.”

Some words should never be left unspoken.

8 comments:

PattiKen said...

Patsy, welcome back! Your entry is lovely! I suspect your post describes many a household (He=TV/She=computer). I know it does mine.

LceeL said...

I know that game. Ours goes something like -

"I love you."
"I love you back."
"MORE!!"
"ARGGG!"

It all depends on who says it first.

Sometimes it gets shortcutted to

"MORE!!"

Rhoni said...

awww...I love it!

Ida said...

You just described an evening at our house.

Tara R. said...

Lovely! My husband and I have a similar game we play. Nicely written.

fickleinpink said...

that's the most romantic thing!


hugs,
fickle

Ladykli said...

How sweet!!!!!

Titanium said...

So much love, there... spoken and unspoken. Beautifully written, Patsy.