Standing Behind

June 1, 2022 at 3:38 pm 32 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 June 2022

Lisa Fox
Photo Credit: Lisa Fox

 
It was early evening. From the top of their apartment building, Homer thought of committing suicide.

He had been depressed lately. In his wife’s eyes whom he had suspected of having an affair, he was a good-for-nothing husband. He lost his job and became dependent on her. He was better dead than alive.

As Homer found himself getting closer and closer to the ledge, he realized, “What if what he was undergoing could just be a phase and that life was still worth living?”

He then turned around and told his wife standing behind him, β€œSheesh, Marge, stop pushing me.”

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32 Comments Add your own

  • Sounds like a really supportive spouse. Ha ha
    Tracey

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    • 2. plaridel  |  June 1, 2022 at 10:58 pm

      tracey:

      it looks that way, but you never know. πŸ™‚

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  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  June 1, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Steady on Marge, he may seem useless, but he’s loved by millions!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 1, 2022 at 10:58 pm

      iain:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

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  • 5. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  June 1, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Channeling the Simpsons eh? Good stuff

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    • 6. plaridel  |  June 1, 2022 at 10:57 pm

      shrawley:

      Thank you. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

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  • 7. neilmacdon  |  June 2, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Looks like this may be Marge’s last chance

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    • 8. plaridel  |  June 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      neil:

      i’m afraid she’ll have more opportunity in the future. πŸ™‚

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  • 9. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 2, 2022 at 6:34 am

    That would never do, tut-tut Marge!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  June 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      keith:

      opps! she was caught just in time. πŸ™‚

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  • 11. Bill  |  June 2, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Behind every success man… Oh, sorry. Silly me. Ladies first. πŸ™‚

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    • 12. plaridel  |  June 2, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      bill:

      that’s funny. πŸ™‚

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  • 13. Dale  |  June 3, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Glad he came to his senses before she pushed him over the ledge!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  June 4, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      dale:

      just in time, he reached the point where he couldn’t be pushed around anymore.

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      • 15. Dale  |  June 4, 2022 at 10:43 pm

        A good thing!

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        • 16. plaridel  |  June 5, 2022 at 9:02 am

          dale:

          always will, always will be.

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  • 17. draliman  |  June 4, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Crumbs! Maybe she could have an “accident”, since they’re both up there and all πŸ™‚

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    • 18. msjadeli  |  June 4, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      You know, I like that idea! lol

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      • 19. plaridel  |  June 4, 2022 at 7:24 pm

        msjadeli:

        me too. πŸ™‚

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    • 20. plaridel  |  June 4, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      draliman:

      everything was possible high up there. πŸ™‚

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  • 21. msjadeli  |  June 4, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I laughed at your story at how you ended it and your Homer & Marge names. At the same time I cringed because of how many people have found themselves in just such a circumstance. I hope Homer leaves Marge and begins a new, happier chapter of his life.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  June 4, 2022 at 7:26 pm

      msjadeli:

      glad you found it funny. for those who didn’t, i don’t blame them at all. πŸ™‚

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      • 23. msjadeli  |  June 5, 2022 at 9:37 am

        The best kinds of stories contain at least some ambiguity.

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        • 24. plaridel  |  June 8, 2022 at 3:26 pm

          msjadeli:

          i hear ya! πŸ™‚

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  • 25. Margaret  |  June 5, 2022 at 4:46 am

    I’m glad he realised the phase would pass. He’s going to be OK. He needs to ditch Marge, though.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  June 5, 2022 at 9:02 am

      margaret:

      if he knows what’s good for him, he should get rid of her.

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  • 27. Vartika  |  June 5, 2022 at 5:18 am

    Supporting spouse always push you in the right direction.. haha.. his spouse does not seem that supportive

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    • 28. plaridel  |  June 5, 2022 at 9:01 am

      vartika:

      it’s always about perspective. πŸ™‚

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  • 29. GHLearner  |  June 5, 2022 at 8:16 am

    I liked your Simpson’s spin on this otherwise very sad topic.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  June 5, 2022 at 9:01 am

      gabi:

      thank you for reading and understanding.

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  • 31. rochellewisoff  |  June 6, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I’m glad he turned around. The last line made me smile.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 32. plaridel  |  June 8, 2022 at 3:26 pm

      rochelle:

      it’s very kind of you. thanks for reading and suppoert as usual.

      Reply

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