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Letting go with a string of curse words, Cindy slammed the car door and stomped down the muddy driveway in her bare feet, carrying her favorite pair of dress shoes in her hand.  Half way to the house she slipped and landed in the muck.  Now covered in mud and beyond the boiling point of anger, she got to her feet and continued toward the door, tears burning her eyes and streaming down her face.  She reached up to wipe them away without thinking, adding a smear of mud from her dirty hand.  "I'm going to kill him," she muttered to herself. 

Note: This is an intro to a story about being stuck in a relationship that is going no where. 
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This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are stuck and together.
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Two Shoes Tuesday

14 comments:

  1. Ooh! If I was on the flip side, I would beat feet outta there!

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    1. I agree Joe, I sense that she isn't very happy with him at the moment, and when she finds him it isn't going to be a pretty scene!

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  2. Now I wanna know how kiliing him relates to her being angry about the stuck car or will we find out that the car is not stuck and only the relationship is???? Sign of a good story is if people have questions and want to know more.

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    1. You bring up a great point that I hadn't even considered, Zoe, nowhere in the intro does it say that the car is stuck, perhaps her anger is related to something entirely different! :-)

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  3. Yes! Raises interesting questions and makes me want to know more!!!

    I am also intrigued by the title because that word has been coming my way with some regularity (your post included) and recently, mention of a study by the same title. I think I need to look into it! :)

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    1. Great, Carrie, that's the whole idea. I love writing pieces of stories, giving everyone the opportunity to fill in the details and write the endings as they see fit.

      Yes, being "stuck" can relate to much bigger issues in life than a mud bog, though sometimes life can feel a lot like that down and dirty stuff! I easily get "stuck" if I feel overwhelmed.

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  4. She probably has a good reason to be so angry, and i can relate to wanting to kill a "him" on occasion.

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    1. I know she does, Mimi, and it's not just about the muddy driveway, that's just the tip of the iceberg. I think we've all had those "kill him" or at least "choke him" urges now and then. Thankfully those moments have been extremely rare with Papa Bear, if they weren't he never would have taught me how to shoot guns! :-)

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  5. Having been in that situation and laughed, I had to look at it from a different viewpoint where the mud was the final straw (as it were) rather than the initial cause. With or without the mud she was going to kill him, the mud just gave her added impetus!

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    1. I think you re exactly right, Old Egg, this was indeed the last straw in the pile of frustrations, so often it is a little thing that finally lights the match and ignites fury. I have found myself in this situation, and it would have been far less aggravating had it not been just one more instance of a non-responsive spouse.

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  6. What great description. I could just feel her frustration jumping out of the page. And the mud and the shoes.Humph- makes you even angrier.

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    1. Thanks Val! That's what I was hoping to communicate, how very frustrated and angry she was, slogging thru the mud, and falling in it, added insult to injury and I would not want to be in his shoes when she finally made it home!

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  7. Oh I could see this being a great start to a romantic comedy movie!!

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  8. I want to know more. Is this going to be like a chapter book? They drive me crazy...i want to know it all now.

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