I Didn’t Mean That – 100 Words

I said if I could remember our vacation at the beach, my day would improve.

You gave me a vase filled with shells and sand for my desk.

I whispered that I could stand the cold with the right hat.

One hung on the hook with my coat, blue striped, softest Moreno wool.

The recipe listed cardamon, I crossed it off and wrote economical cinnamon.

Next day the former waited on the counter by the bowl I set out to make sweet bread.

How careful I must be around your love. One careless wish might send you to great peril.

This 100 word story brought to you by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “Friday Fictioneers” photo prompt. Go check out her blog and join the party!

Inspiration for the story brought to me by the kindness of the Lord who hears my every prayer and makes me feel doted on.

18 responses to “I Didn’t Mean That – 100 Words”

  1. Enjoyed that little story, Claire! I recently received a packet of Cardamon tea in the mail from a dear friend. never heard of it before except in very old (1800’s era) literature. After reading this, I’m not so sure I want to brew it up. lol!


    1. Cardamon tea sounds fantastic! Enjoy it!

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  2. That’s a sweet story


    1. Thank you!


  3. That’s a privilege indeed.

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  4. Cardamom is rather dear, indeed, but I hope she needs nothing dangerous!


    1. She definitely needs to be careful.

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  5. Dear Clare,

    It seems her every wish is his command. Lovely story.




    1. Thank you Rochelle.


  6. Agreed with James. I have read it twice too. Beautifully written Claire.


    1. Thank you so much!

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  7. I’m glad she chooses to use her power with care.

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  8. Certainly, worth reading twice to absorb the story. I enjoyed the challenge.


    1. Thank you James for pushing through the ambiguity!


  9. Michael Humphris Avatar
    Michael Humphris

    I think that I saw dementia but ? However I enjoyed reading but the last line challenged me,


    1. I think maybe I needed 500 words to fully develop the thought which was that if she wasn’t careful she might mention wanting or needing something that her love would then risk his life to give her.


  10. This is deep and insightful and beautifully written. I think it’s my favourite of the week


    1. Thanks Neil! It’s an honor to be considered among favorites.


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