A short story about family, in two sentences

This post was inspired by #theprompt creative writing linky hosted by the Mum Turned Mom blog. The prompt word on this occasion was ‘family’. I have also been inspired by a new blog I have discovered called Two Sentence Short Stories, so have written something in this manner. I hope you like it.

A young married couple are stood facing each other at the entrance of an en-suite bathroom; “You remember,” she said, “the night we got tipsy after drinking a bottle and a half of that really expensive Malbec.” “Oh, the Malbec night,” he said, recalling the occasion, and stared down at the two grey lines confirming they were to have a family.

 

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15 Comments

  1. January 23, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    That’s fab, John. Very clever using the two sentence idea and the prompt together.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:58 am

      I know I sometimes have a little trouble writing to length so the two sentence fiction idea forces me to be disciplined!

  2. January 23, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Short but sweet. Excellent! 🙂 Fab idea.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:57 am

      Thanks, a scenario I think many couples can probably relate to.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:55 am

      Oooo, you do a 100 word challenge?? I’m in.

  3. January 24, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Very clever! It’s harder to write concise prose with true meaning and you did it. Very creative and very dextrous with your words. I like it!
    #ThePrompt

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:55 am

      Very kind words Tracey, thanks for saying so.

  4. January 25, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Brilliant; only two sentences, but it tells the story 🙂 Fab, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with #ThePrompt

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:54 am

      Thanks Becky.

  5. January 26, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Ha, as someone has said, short but sweet! V clever #theprompt

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:52 am

      Thanks Emz. Glad you liked it.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 6:51 am

      Thanks Carol. If I’m honest, I think I could tidy the punctuation up a bit but at least it works!