Breakfast Alone


Updated -

Last updated on July 23rd, 2017

“I tire so easily now, It must be the weather” She knew it wasn’t the weather.  It was her life. So mundane and full of redundant days and ridiculous people.

He looked at her over the top of the newspaper with disdain. At least, he showed a little interest in her this morning, eyes staring from behind the Great Tire Sale Event sprawled across the back page.

Married thirty years and it had come to this. One sided conversations about nothing. When had the spark died? Had there ever really been one or had she just married for safety and financial stability. After all, he was a pre-med student, such potential. Such ideas of bliss and happiness behind a white picket fence she had.

“I’m taking your car in for tires today. We are having a great sale and with my employee discount, it should really save me some money” He laid the paper on the table and walked out the door.


Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “tire.”  Use it with a prefix and/or and suffix or use it as is. Enjoy!

About Admin

Over 50 and fabulous living and writing in Appalachia

Similar Posts


  1. Nice job with the challenge!

    1. thank you!

  2. Funny how there are similarities between our dialogue snapshots! How to regain the magic? Work. Sheer, hard work.

    1. Great minds think alike 🙂

  3. Nice little scene, Evelyn. 🙂

    1. Thanks!!

  4. I would love just to be able to see my husband in the morning. I have been a widow almost 6 years now.

    1. I can’t imagine how much you miss him. Thank you for taking the time to ride my fiction writing.

  5. Sounds like my parents, they have been married for 45 years.

  6. Aw, that makes me feel sad! My other half as just asked me to stop tapping on the keyboard and come and have dinner with him. And so I will.

    1. So often in a long-term relationship, we take the other person for granted. We just assume they will always be there until they aren’t. We have to make sure we make time and truly appreciate them. I hope you enjoy your dinner with your husband.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.