SPF-Making Up

Red faced and angry, he stormed out of the house and drove away. I was crushed. Why take off in the middle of a disagreement and not stay and work things out? Seems I have married a runner.

Disheartened, I put our baby into the stroller and we went for a walk around the neighborhood.

It felt good to be out in the wonderful fresh air and sunshine. It helped me see things in a much clearer perspective and my anger and frustration disintegrated and turned into understanding.

After about an hour of enjoying our lovely brisk walk, the baby and I went back home to find Kevin there waiting for us. He handed me a single long stemmed beautiful rose bud (his peace offering).

Wiping a tear away, I put the bud in a vase and kissed him. I sure love this guy!

Making up is simply the best!


Thank you to Al Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction challenge and for supplying us with our prompt photo this week. Al provides us with a prompt photo and approximately 100-200 words with which we build our stories. The challenge is open to all who would like to participate and for more information, click here.

To read all the fabulous stories submitted for this challenge, click here.


50 thoughts on “SPF-Making Up

  1. You have beautifully described the human feelings. Married life is beautiful. It is full of love and care and at the same time it requires patience to respect the feelings of others.
    I’m glad that a rose bud paves a path for a discussion ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’ll add in my vote for happy endings! And what a great commentary on married life, that stepping away from a fight to think and calm down is good, if you come back ready to forgive and forget.

  3. Great story. It is very realistic I think because I know couples who have had almost the exact thing happen. So cute he had the rise for his wife at the end.

    • Thank you so much Mandi! I think you are right about other couples experiencing this. When couples fuss and fight, if they will give themselves time to cool down they will see how petty the fight was to begin with. Yes, he was in love with her as much as she was in love with him.

  4. I love that it’s a rose bud, signifying potential and a need for nurturing to become the full beauty it already is. Loved the story and I think I’ve read a lot into the story ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. It’s such a lovely story. None of the harsh bitterness between them, just a period of time for both of them to reflect on the situation and come back feeling the deep love for each other that keeps them together. So sweet and thoughtful of him to give her a rose and is ready to have a reasonable conversation between them.

  6. I think my folks were kind of like that. Fights all the time, but they did make up – vowed not to go to bed angry at each other. Only problem with that is they kept me up half the night sometimes screaming until they solved their problems. Lucky for me though in 36 years with my guy I can count nasty arguments on on hand. We use humor as our glue!

    Thanks for stopping by Rumors #6 – Which is all fiction. Though I did read a book recently where the child was ignored by a house full of adults. Every thing we read or see sneaks in to what we write… somehow.

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