Like an Old Plug

July 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 12 July 2019

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
Richard had no use for Diane anymore. She became like an old plug that had reached the end of its useful life.

Back in the day, he couldn’t get enough of her. She was young, beautiful, and belonged to a well-connected family.

Friends and relatives had misgivings when Richard proposed to her. They thought he was marrying her for her money and family connections. But love was ever blind. She ignored the warning signs.

After achieving the financial success he so desired, Richard unplugged her for a younger woman.

Six months later, Diane died of cancer and a broken heart.

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38 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  July 11, 2019 at 9:29 am

    That’s a bleak story this week. Poor Diane.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      iain:

      thinking about it now, i wish i could have written about something else.

      Reply
  • 3. Liz Young  |  July 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    What a sad story.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      liz:

      i know. 😦

      Reply
  • 5. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  July 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    How sad, poor Diane, a sad tale really well told!

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    • 6. plaridel  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      shrawley:

      thank you for reading. i guess the only redeeming value is that you liked the way it was written.

      Reply
      • 7. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

        Not at all it was a really good piece, just sad, there’s space for sadness in the world

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        • 8. plaridel  |  July 13, 2019 at 11:01 am

          shrawley:

          thanks again. it’s very generous of you.

          Reply
  • 9. James McEwan  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:48 am

    A story that repaets itself over and over. Perhaps humans are hardwireed that way -if only we could unplugged a few people we know.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      james:

      it seems like some folks are born to take advantage of others. it’s in their dna.

      Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  July 12, 2019 at 2:31 am

    No happy ending here then.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      sandra:

      i’m afraid so. 😦

      Reply
  • 13. rochellewisoff  |  July 12, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    How sad for poor Diane…to be used and left to die alone. Shame on Richard. Good on you for writing a good story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 14. plaridel  |  July 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      rochelle:

      too bad, she fell in love for the wrong man.

      Reply
  • 15. Tannille  |  July 12, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Great analogy comparing relationships to wiring/plugging.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

      tannille:

      thank you for your comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 17. Abhijit Ray  |  July 12, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Sadly people like Richard live on and long while Dianes of the world die with a broken heart if nothing else.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

      abhijit:

      sadly, even smart women can make that big mistake falling for the wrong guy.

      Reply
  • 19. pennygadd51  |  July 13, 2019 at 1:36 am

    It’s always very sad when somebody dies before their time. Poor Diane.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

      penny:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 21. patriciaruthsusan  |  July 13, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Ah, the neglected first wife and second trophy wife. I have a feeling his new friends will be hangers-on and he deserves them. He better manage his money well or he’ll find the second wife deserts him when he gets old. Good and well-written story, Plaridel.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  July 13, 2019 at 10:59 am

      suzanne:

      i believe in karma. it’ll take care of these guys sooner or later.

      Reply
  • 23. Dale  |  July 13, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Sad state of affairs that happens way too often. Well done, Plaridel.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  July 13, 2019 at 10:58 am

      dale:

      unfortunately, it won’t happen without the other’s permission. it takes two to tango.

      Reply
      • 25. Dale  |  July 13, 2019 at 11:02 am

        True.

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        • 26. plaridel  |  July 14, 2019 at 7:41 pm

          dale:

          that said, it’s a lesson we can learn from.

          Reply
  • 27. lisarey1990  |  July 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Very sad.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  July 14, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      lisarey:

      she was an unlucky girl.

      Reply
  • 29. msjadeli  |  July 13, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Richard has got a lot of karma tarnish over this one…

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    • 30. plaridel  |  July 14, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      msjadeli:

      you bet.

      Reply
  • 31. Brenda's Thoughts  |  July 14, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Love can be blind for sure. So sad, but well-written.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  July 14, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      brenda:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you for reading as usual.

      Reply
  • 33. csheldonblog  |  July 14, 2019 at 5:44 am

    So sad 😦 Poor Diane

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    • 34. plaridel  |  July 14, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      claire:

      she took the risk and lost.

      Reply
  • 35. Sascha Darlington  |  July 14, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    So sad. Poor Diane! 😦

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    • 36. plaridel  |  July 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      sascha:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 37. gahlearner  |  July 15, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Sadly, deception like this happens all too often. ‘He has no use’ said it all right in the beginning. We don’t love people to use them. Good story, but poor Diane!

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    • 38. plaridel  |  July 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      gahlearner:

      thank you for your comment. much appreciated.

      Reply

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