friday fict 9 18

Her scientist husband was at it again.  It infuriated her, amused her, interested her, and drew her to him in spite of his oddities.  She admired his inquisitive brain.  This time he had somehow made a magnetic field in the skylight.  With some huge magnetic doodad he managed to make her kitchenware float.  He turned the doodad at certain angles, stopped, recorded his numbers, measured the heights, turned the doodad some more, stopped, recorded his numbers, measured the heights, recor……  A lucid moment occurred.  She blinked, all her things were in place.    She hears him,  “Honey, are you feeling okay?”


PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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30 Responses to THE ODD SPOUSE

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Loved the floating cookware

  2. bearmkwa says:

    I can see that. Good one!

  3. granonine says:

    This made me wonder if she’s experiencing some vertigo. I’ve had trouble with it recently, and it’s extremely unpleasant. Nicely written–I felt as if I were there with them 🙂

  4. Faye says:

    This is a good story. Makes one think about what we do actually see sometimes particularly if we have unusual light before a storm, and eyes may be effected. What a clever husband he would be just the same. Thanks!.

  5. Dale says:

    I could use a floating island for my cookware!

  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    He had made a gadget and keeping all her kitchenware afloat. At least now she cannot claim not to find certain utensils. She must learn how to use the gadget to bring things down at her will.

  7. pennygadd51 says:

    A whimsical and poignant story. How sad that the wife is showing signs of mental illness; how good that her husband is so careful and loving towards her.

  8. Sad story but so many elements in so few words.
    Good job!

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