Friday Fictioneer: No Place Like Home #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff Fields for hosting FF.


Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


It was difficult living on the farm, being cutt-off from other people when there was a blinding snow storm for days. Marion felt the numbing loneliness deeply and her husband James only amplified her sense of isolation. 

They were still a relatively young couple but James made her feel as if she were old, dull, and boring. He barely acknowledged Marion except when he wanted food. He hadn’t actually conversed with Marion for what felt like years. 

She observed as James lived alone in his head, always ignoring her attempts to talk. As the harsh winds and snow isolated them in the farmhouse, James isolated Marion in their marriage. 

When the blizzard ended, Marion had had enough. She peered at James one last time and left. She drove to the nearest city and caught a flight home


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 


24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: No Place Like Home #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 

    • mandibelle16 December 16, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting Henrietta. I’m pleased you liked it. Have a great weekend 🌺


  1. joyroses13 December 17, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Aww, I feel bad for Marion, but I understand her leaving. No one wants to feel isolated in their marriage!
    Did you see my Anniversary post yesterday? So thankful that I don’t have this problem in our marriage! Oh and when you read it, don’t miss Colin’s Anniversary poem that he wrote in the comments. Shaking my head 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      I saw your anniversary post but looked again now. Congratulations on being together 21-years. Your husband is a lucky guy. Colin’s poem was very funny “poor Brad” lol. Thanks for sharing that with me as I don’t always read all the comments. Have a lovely weekend!


  2. rochellewisoff December 17, 2016 / 7:16 am

    Dear Mandigbelle,

    There’s nothing lonelier than being with another person who is emotionally absent. Well portrayed.



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    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2016 / 11:55 am

      Thanks Rochelle for your comments. You are right,I think they say the worse kind of loneliness is when it’s with someone else in the same room. Better to be on your on then. If you like you can call me Mandi Or Amanda, whichever you like. Have a nice weekend 😊


  3. New England Nomad December 17, 2016 / 7:49 am

    I like how you used the blizzard as a symbol of the their stormy relationship. As the blizzard ended so did their relationship.

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    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Thank you so much for your comments. Yes the blizzard worked out well that way. Too bad it wasn’t a happy symbol. Although I think at the end Marion is happy to leave!

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    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2016 / 11:44 am

      Thank you Clare for your comments. I haven’t experienced it myself but I’ve seen it in the relationships of friends and family I’ve been close to.

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  4. Iain Kelly December 17, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I guess it’s not for everyone, difficult being remote and only having each others company. I feel she’s making the right decision so there is some hope in that ending. Nice one.

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    • mandibelle16 December 17, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you Ian. I felt she made the right decision too. I’m not sure what happened that her husband stopped talking to her. But I think in a blizzard for days you’d go stir crazy ‘alone’ with another person.

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    • mandibelle16 December 18, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      I kind of doubt it. I kind of picture him being just being happy she made the move to leave him. And he do ant have to make any effort where she’s concerned now.

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  5. michael1148humphris December 19, 2016 / 5:37 am

    James you are a nutmeg, wake up, or you are going to be a sad old gent in years to come.

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    • mandibelle16 December 19, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Hehe thanks for commenting Michael. Yeah I don’t think James is going to realize anything until it’s too late, sadly.


  6. ahtdoucette December 20, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    A painfully realistic story. It’s amazing that people can be together and still be so isolated, but I think we’ve all been there in one way or another. Hope things get better for both of them even if it’s apart.

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    • mandibelle16 December 20, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      I think being apart will help quite a lot. Thanks for commenting!


  7. Joan December 24, 2016 / 4:07 am

    It is the story of many marriages. It is so painful to bid your family farewell only to be put in a hole of misery. Glad she had the strength to see beyond today and move on

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