Finally Saw the Light

February 6, 2014 at 8:50 am 23 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge 7 February 2014

Dawn M. MillerPhoto Credit: Dawn M. Miller

From his seat, Homer heard the fountain making strange noises. According to his wife’s to-do list, it was time to add water.

Diane left him for Biker Mike, but her memories remained, most especially in her to-do list and odd collection of lamps.

Friends had advised him to move on. Homer thought it wasn’t possible until a newcomer on the island awakened in him feelings he thought he’d never have again.

Homer’s train of thought was interrupted once more by the sound of the fountain begging for attention. He went to the backyard and pulled its plug silencing it forever.

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23 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sustainabilitea  |  February 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Nicely symbolic way of getting ready to move on.

    janet

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    • 2. plaridel  |  February 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

      janet:

      for his own sanity, it was about time that he did

      Reply
  • 3. Rajlakshmi  |  February 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Yup it’s better to let go of things… I loved your narration and how you have ended the story.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  February 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

      rajlakshmi:

      she was gone. he couldn’t allow himself to be ruled by her any longer.

      Reply
  • 5. Sandra  |  February 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    A nice symbolic piece.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  February 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

      sandra:

      life goes on.

      Reply
  • 7. rochellewisoff  |  February 7, 2014 at 3:00 am

    dear plaridel,

    nice that he was finally able to pull the plug and move on. good story.

    shalom,

    rochelle

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    • 8. plaridel  |  February 7, 2014 at 9:27 am

      rochelle:

      in the eyes of his friends, he finally became a man.

      Reply
  • 9. patriciaruthsusan  |  February 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Good story. His absent wife apparently didn’t care about a to-do list any more, so why should he.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  February 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      patricia:

      good point. he should toss the to-do list and sell the lamp collections at the flea market.

      Reply
  • 11. K.Z.  |  February 8, 2014 at 2:07 am

    wonderful that he was finally able to move on. πŸ™‚

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    • 12. plaridel  |  February 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

      kz:

      glad he did for his own sanity. anyway, she must be such kind of a lady to rule over him long after she was gone. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. draliman  |  February 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

    At last he’s moving on, nicely symbolised by pulling the plug.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  February 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      draliman:

      something had to give sooner or later.

      Reply
  • 15. Nan Claire Falkner  |  February 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Let biker mike fix the fountain! Good job. Nan πŸ™‚

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    • 16. plaridel  |  February 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      nan:

      LOL! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Linda Vernon  |  February 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Biker Mike. There’s on in every town. Cute and enjoyable story!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  February 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      linda:

      yes, it’s true. thanks for reading my story. really appreciate it.

      Reply
  • 19. merlinspielen  |  February 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Good for Homer getting unplugged πŸ™‚

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    • 20. plaridel  |  February 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      merlin:

      i guess it was time to man up. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 21. merlinspielen  |  February 12, 2014 at 5:20 am

        True – or just to simply let go πŸ™‚

        Reply
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    • 23. plaridel  |  March 16, 2017 at 9:50 am

      thank you for the pingback. deeply appreciated.

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