He Survived

October 7, 2020 at 8:32 am 39 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 October 2020

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

 
It was early evening. Sitting on the back porch, Marge reminisced about the time her husband left for the Amazon in search of the last uncontacted tribe.

“I promise I’d be back,” Homer said. But just in case, remember that I’ll always love you.”

Ten years passed since he went missing and presumed dead. The memory still haunted her.

Suddenly, the door opened and the lights went on.

“What are you doing in the dark?” her husband asked.

“Thinking about the reckless trip you took when you were having a midlife crisis.”

“I survived, didn’t I?”

“Thank God for that.”

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39 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  October 7, 2020 at 8:48 am

    I wonder how the previously uncontacted tribe felt about it

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    • 2. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 11:28 am

      neil:

      he was no longer edible having past the expiration date. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  October 7, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Thank goodness he made it back. He would have quite the story to tell.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 11:28 am

      iain:

      a little exaggeration on his part would help. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. Susan A Eames  |  October 7, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Now that was an unexpected take on the photo prompt. And how casual they sounded after him being missing for ten years!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 6. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 11:27 am

      susan:

      i got the idea for the story when i saw what looked like a man staring by the back door porch. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. bearmkwa  |  October 7, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    HEhe! If he did that to me, he’d been shot coming in the door. LOL!

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    • 8. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      jellico:

      i don’t blame you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. pennygadd51  |  October 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    That’s an imaginative take on the prompt!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      penny:

      hope you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. rochellewisoff  |  October 7, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    She didn’t seem at all surprised that he was back after ten years.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      rochelle:

      it did look like that way. i should have given the ending much thought.

      Reply
  • 13. oldentimes  |  October 7, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Was it only ten years? was it a dream? is dememtia involved? So many questions! Good take on the prompt

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    • 14. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      oldentimes:

      it was ten years alright. she didn’t lose hope.

      Reply
  • 15. Dora  |  October 7, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Yaay, happy ending! Good thing she didn’t have him declared dead and remarried πŸ™‚ Reminded me of the Cary Grant/Irene Dunne movie, “My Favorite Wife”!

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    • 16. plaridel  |  October 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      dora:

      bless her heart. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Dale  |  October 7, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    He’s lucky she stuck around!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  October 8, 2020 at 8:46 am

      dale:

      yes, he should be. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. Tannille  |  October 7, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    I expected her to be in bed with Mo… Wonder what Marge has been doing for 10 years.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  October 8, 2020 at 8:45 am

      tannille:

      never thought about that angle. could have made the story more interesting. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. ceayr  |  October 8, 2020 at 2:07 am

    Not sure if this is funny or sad.
    I like it.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  October 8, 2020 at 8:45 am

      ceayr:

      depends on your perspective. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. Sandra  |  October 8, 2020 at 3:17 am

    She doesn’t sound mightily impressed to see him again.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  October 8, 2020 at 8:45 am

      sandra:

      she has questions and wants answers.

      Reply
  • 25. Keith's Ramblings  |  October 8, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I wonder if he really went to the Amazon! I’d like to be a fly on the wall!

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    • 26. msjadeli  |  October 8, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      Good question, Keith!

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      • 27. plaridel  |  October 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

        msjadeli:

        πŸ™‚

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    • 28. plaridel  |  October 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

      keith:

      i wanted to believe that he did. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. msjadeli  |  October 8, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    If he survived in the most remote location where the last tribes live for 10 years, he’s a tough cookie. Time to write a book!

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    • 30. plaridel  |  October 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

      msjadeli:

      no doubt, it would be a bestseller. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 32. draliman  |  October 8, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    He’s lucky there wasn’t a new husband setting about “the intruder” with a baseball bat πŸ™‚

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    • 33. plaridel  |  October 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

      draliman:

      that’s funny. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 34. James McEwan  |  October 10, 2020 at 12:58 am

    At least Homer kept his promise. Lucky she was still there when he got back, she might have claimed the insurance money after declaring him assumed dead.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  October 12, 2020 at 11:20 am

      james:

      if she already did, one could only wonder what happen now? would the insurance company get its money back?

      Reply
  • 36. Elizabeth Young  |  October 11, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Ten years? I’d have reacted differently!

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    • 37. plaridel  |  October 12, 2020 at 11:20 am

      liz:

      i don’t blame you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 38. Bernadette Braganza  |  October 11, 2020 at 1:41 am

    She seemed awfully calm to see him back.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  October 12, 2020 at 11:20 am

      bernadette:

      i’d say, most likely shocked. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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