Compromise

May 18, 2022 at 10:38 am 34 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 20 May 2022

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
It looked like a mess and the husband couldn’t stand it. Nathan was a neat freak. He looked at things like the computer programs that he wrote. Every line of code must be concise, straightforward, and orderly so that its instructions could be executed and interpreted right.

Ella didn’t mind the clutter. She didn’t care for as long as she knew where to find whenever and whatever she wanted.

Something had to give or they were headed for divorce. A compromise was reached. Ella agreed to get rid of stuff she didn’t need anymore to make room for new purchases.

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34 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  May 18, 2022 at 10:51 am

    A kind compromise

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    • 2. plaridel  |  May 18, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      neil:

      you bet. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. msjadeli  |  May 18, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    LOL on those last 3 words. Why not agree that she confines her clutter to rooms that are off limits to him? That way both can be happy. Good story, Plaridel.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 8:09 am

      msjadeli:

      sounds like a winner to me. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Iain Kelly  |  May 19, 2022 at 2:36 am

    A truce of sorts, but will it hold?

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 8:09 am

      iain:

      hope springs eternal. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Sandra  |  May 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    And so it starts again.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 8:08 am

      sandra:

      i’m afraid so. 😦

      Reply
  • 9. GHLearner  |  May 19, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Bravo for compromising. But maybe she should remind him of Microsoft code… I find the idea of a room for her to clutter ideal, too.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 8:08 am

      gabi:

      she probably did remind him during their friendy tit for tat. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  May 19, 2022 at 7:52 am

    A good example of opposite personalities.
    Let’s hope their compromise works. Isadora 😎

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    • 12. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 8:08 am

      isadora:

      opposites do attract and it’ll take both sides to make the relationship work. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. Keith's Ramblings  |  May 19, 2022 at 8:38 am

    I’m not sure that will last long. One of those ‘seemed good at the time’ moments!.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 9:26 pm

      keith:

      me too. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Bill  |  May 19, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Hopefully, more compromise is yet to come. Otherwise, only the lawyers win.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 9:22 pm

      bill:

      the travails of being married. still, so many are willing to take the risk. 🙂

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      • 19. Bill  |  May 20, 2022 at 1:28 am

        Yes. Very true.

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  • 21. James McEwan  |  May 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    I think Ella knows how to manipulate a situation to her advantage, to get those new purchases.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  May 19, 2022 at 9:20 pm

      james:

      you’re right on the money. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Margaret  |  May 20, 2022 at 2:03 am

    Oh dear – Ella’s definitely the winner in this. That’s no compromise at all. There’ll be no divorce here – Nathan’s a pushover. Good fun.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  May 23, 2022 at 8:15 am

      margaret:

      as long as it works, he’ll do whatever it takes. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. granonine  |  May 21, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    laughing right out loud! I’m surprised he fell for that one, right out the Hoarder’s Play Book 🙂

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    • 26. plaridel  |  May 23, 2022 at 8:15 am

      linda:

      what other choice does he have? 🙂

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      • 27. granonine  |  May 23, 2022 at 2:31 pm

        There is another choice, but I hope it wouldn’t come to that. 🙂

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        • 28. plaridel  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:03 pm

          linda:

          i hope so too. 🙂

          Reply
  • 29. pennygadd51  |  May 23, 2022 at 4:13 am

    If Nathan is ever tempted to try to ‘enforce’ the deal, he should remember it could be much worse. Ella might like expensive clothes…

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    • 30. plaridel  |  May 23, 2022 at 8:15 am

      penny:

      true that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 31. rochellewisoff  |  May 23, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I suspect the new purchases will become part of the clutter. 😉 I guess it’s a start.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 32. plaridel  |  May 23, 2022 at 8:14 am

      rochelle:

      i’m afraid you’re right. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. Eugenia Parrish Author  |  May 23, 2022 at 10:19 am

    That last line is a gem! Not much makes me laugh out loud these days.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  May 25, 2022 at 1:04 pm

      eugenia:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you for reading. 🙂

      Reply

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