Starting Over – #99wordstory

September 26, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “broken arm.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads!

The day had come to a close, Howard left to turn-out the lights. He had maintained the hotel swimmingly for over 50 years, she was his baby. They were being retired. As he closed the door, a tear caressed his cheek.

Howard arrived home to find Martha busy preparing a king’s dinner – her king she said. He swung her in his arms, both giggling like school children.

As the flames died to embers, Howard and Martha knew they had unfurled a passion forgotten, a love taken for granted, understood but unspoken. The future was theirs; they were ready.


Read the August 28th Collection “Red Convertible.”