Armon stepped out of the cab, straightened his tie, and with a sigh he faced the merry-go-round.  On the other side he would become hale-fellow-well-met, inventive, energetic, next in line for assistant vice president. No let down for ten hours when he would go home, get into some sweats and dismiss the day care nurse, feed the kids and put them to bed.  What would he have left to give Brennie?  Inwardly he renewed his promise “for better, for worse, in sickness and in health.” Breathing a prayer he steps in to see if she remembers him tonight.


Written for Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word story based on picture prompt. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting this event. You will find more stories and perhaps be encouraged to join the fun by going to https://rochellewisoff.com/ Click under the green frog. I hope to see you there.


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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22 Responses to A PROMISE KEEPER

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Touching ending! ❤

  2. Dale says:

    So hard when one has to do it all… lovely write.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    A satifyingly complete story

  4. Bill says:

    Emotional story to the end. Real life can be so unreal. Well done.

  5. Debbie L says:

    Agree with Bill above. Well done….

  6. GHLearner says:

    That’s beautiful, and sad.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I love writing something that gets to the heart. Fortunately the situation above is rare, but it does happen; there are promise keepers out there. I’ve known a lot of them in old age.

  7. granonine says:

    Wasn’t sure where this was going, right up to the last sentence. Well done, Oneta. So sad.

  8. msjadeli says:

    Armon has got a lot on his plate. I hope she recognizes him and smiles.

  9. Two lives, one existence. A touching tale indeed, well done.

  10. notestowomen says:

    What a touching story, Oneta.

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