The Armistice

DAY 11 of the Flashnano Challenge. Flashnano is a challenge that involves writing 30 stories in 30 days throughout the month of November. A new writing prompt every day. As a reminder, at this stage I don’t edit these it’s simply raw, off the top of my head writing. Later, I’ll go through any that have potential and edit them. Thanks for reading.

FLASHNANO 2018 – 30 Stories in 30 Days

PROMPT 11: Write a story using the word “armistice”

**Real life getting in the way, playing speedy catch up. Nobody said they had to be 30 good stories. 😃

Silhouettes of sad couple sitting back to back

They set the armistice for today at 3:30. The endless fighting has become too much to handle. Words spoken in anger can never be taken back. They just become another scar in the long standing battle. Sleeping in separate rooms and going through the motions had become their norm. They barely noticed when the fighting stopped and the indifference slipped in. Even fighting can have a certain passion to it, but indifference that is truly the end.

They both felt a sense of relief when they acknowledged it was over. They had one more thing to do and they called a truce. A respite from the day to day battle. For one last time they became a united front.

As the clock struck 3:30 the best thing they ever accomplished ran through the front door and dropped his backpack on the floor. A confused look crossed his face as he saw his parents standing in front of him holding hands.

“Baby, mommy and daddy want to talk with you…”

The End.

About Jody

Jody is a graphic designer, doodler, reader, lover of dogs and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She runs a popular print on demand site The Whimsy Doodle Shop and can usually be found doodling new design ideas on scraps of paper. Jody lives in LA with her husband and two rambunctious dachshunds.
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