February 14: Flash Fiction Challenge – Valentines

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt this week:

February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and go where the prompt leads!

 Valentine’s Day


For her, every day was Valentine’s day.
No, seriously, it wasn’t all about the mushy hearts and flowers rubbish that the rest of the world immersed themselves with on February 14th.
Valentine was a very demanding man.
He expected to be waited on hand and foot constantly, by his wife.
Sheila was forever in the kitchen, cooking up delights, or serving drinks, laundering clothes, physical needs: basically anything that he demanded, she fulfilled.
But this year he was in for a surprise.
This Valentines day, Sheila was walking out of that house, and reclaiming her life finally.
Self care.

Ritu 2019

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 08:17:12

    Good for her, Ritu.

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  2. Jules
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 15:12:50

    Any relationship that one sided needed to be dismantled or is that dethroned?

    For some everyday is Valentines day because they are equal partners. 🙂

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  3. Charli Mills
    Feb 20, 2019 @ 05:48:13

    Go, Shiela, go! Brilliant take on the prompt, Ritu. Enough of those Valentines Days.

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  4. foodzesty
    Feb 18, 2019 @ 12:52:20

    Strong!! Love it!!

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  5. explorereikiworld
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 22:36:39

    What a day to have that self-realization 🙂
    Good for her!!

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  6. dornahainds
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 21:30:18

    Fantabulous 🥀😎

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  7. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 17:16:43

    Very empowering, Sis! Sheila did right. Michael

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  8. Jennie
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 12:42:56

    Great flash for this prompt, Ritu!

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  9. syl65
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 03:24:14

    Empowering!

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 21:22:22

    How did you know this is what I did! BOOM!

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  11. Erika Kind
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 20:32:15

    Sheila rocks!!

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  12. susanzutautas
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 19:34:57

    Good for her!

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  13. pranabaxom
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 19:23:41

    Two thumbs up Ritu. Nicely done. Liked the twist at the end.

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  14. johnrieber
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 19:10:49

    Love it! Nicely done!

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  15. tsepotheview
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:46:05

    Nice story, really enjoyable.

    Liked by 2 people

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  16. pensitivity101
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:33:39

    bravo!

    Liked by 2 people

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  17. Dan Antion
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 18:27:34

    Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

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  18. H.R.R. Gorman
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 17:04:56

    Yes, too much focus on ‘love’ can make people in difficult situations on Valentine’s Day feel even worse – this is one of those tales that needed to be told in this season!

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  19. willowdot21
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 16:47:02

    Absolutely Sis, a very good choice for Sheila 💜💜

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