The psychic

PHOTO PROMPT - © Marie Gail Stratford

—– Newly married —–

“Where is it?”, the husband asks his mousy wife.

 “What is “it” ?”

“Don’t you know what I’m asking?”

“No”

” A good wife should anticipate the husband’s needs …read his mind”

Wife is speechless.

—- 5 years experience later —-

“Where is it?”, the husband asks.

 “Hallway closet”

“not there”

 “Check the bedroom closet”

“not there”

“Check the bathroom closet”

“Found it”

—- 10 years of experience later —-

“Where is it?”

“Must be where you left it last”

“I don’t see it there”

 “Look right in front of you”

“Found it”

—-

“Mom, how do you know what’s “it” ?” .

Mother smiles enigmatically, “It’s a secret”

————– end ———–

This 100 word story  is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge  posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week.  This week’s photo was provided by fellow Friday Fictioneer/ storyteller Marie Gail Stratford

Click on the ‘blue frog’  below to read other amazing takes on the same photo prompt:

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49 responses to “The psychic

  1. Just wonderful… A slice of life post… Kudos

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  2. Dear Ansumani,

    Years of marriage can make us mind readers. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Delightful and so spot on! Alicia

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  4. Oh so sad, but oh so true. 🙂 Interesting take on the prompt. Nicely done.

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  5. Wonderful and an enjoyable read ansumani!

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  6. Beautifull !!! So true …

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  7. I love this. After 34 years of marriage it totally makes sense.
    Great take on the prompt, Ansumani.

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  8. So true… gets to where they don’t even have to ask “Where is it?” before we’re handing it to them… spoiled lot, they are!

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  9. Ansumani, oh how this crackles with realism and wit. So true… over and over again. Nice job!

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  10. Shoes in the fridge, baking under the stairs, orange juice under the bed. Only a systematic search finds anything, and then not always. (..but we’re very tidy).

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  11. Oh yes! you must have been channelling our breakfast routine this morning. Husband looking for the sun cream before going off to golf… three tubes in three different places but… where is …. Great take on the prompt.

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  12. this is spot on…so true…

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  13. Ah, the evolution of a relationship 🙂 Very nice!

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  14. I can only say (after 30+ years) yes, this is exactly how ‘it’ works. Fun story.

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  15. So that is how my mother did it.

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  16. And a while later..

    where is it?
    right in front of you.
    what?

    Love the dialogue, so well done.

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  17. I’m getting worried, I think I am already in the same place as him 🙂

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  18. I need someone who can do this for me – or even better, just read my mind and remind me what I walked into this room looking for. That would be half the battle right there. 😉

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  19. along the way, she discovered the ‘it’ factor to a happy relationship. what a wonderful story. i truly enjoyed it. 🙂

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    • Thank you. She also discovered that you don’t have to know the answers to every question and irrespective of what the “it” is that one is searching for…the answer can be the same 🙂

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  20. Have you been listening at my door? This goes on all day long around here. After 33 years together I’ve been known to say, “Behind the cabinet.” “But I didn’t ask you yet.” “Doesn’t matter that’s where you’ll find it.” 🙂

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  21. I unspoiled him long ago with lots of “I don’t know”s 🙂 Neat story, loved the flow 🙂

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  22. Women are so much better at mind reading than men. After 40 years I still don’t know which do-hicky or do-dad she’s talking about. But I could definitely relate to this story. Great job.

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    • Thanks Russell. If you weren’t always thinking about what names to cook for Rochelle every week and listened to your wife now and then, maybe you would know what she is talking about 🙂

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  23. I know a family just like this.

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  24. It’s not just the husbands either. I have co-workers who act like this.

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  25. Funny stuff, Ansumani. You almost end up finishing each other’s sentences like a comedy routine. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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  26. Too terribly true!

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