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 ”

  1. 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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    1. 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!


    1. 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 😊


  2. 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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