#WriteBravely -Holidays and marriages

I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words.

And today’s prompt is –

A couple in a kayak boat in the middle of sea

Write Tribe Festival of Words

Holidays and marriages

“I think what we really need is a holiday. We have been very stressed of late,” she urged. He nodded without looking into her eye. He couldn’t remember when they had last looked into each other’s eye.

They went to Goa, where they had a romantic honeymoon 12 years ago. They did all the right things – ate, drank and soaked up the sunshine.

They came back and filed for divorce. Holidays don’t patch up broken marriages.


Word Count – 75 words



About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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30 Responses to #WriteBravely -Holidays and marriages

  1. Bhagyashree says:

    Ouch…but yes holidays cannot patch bad marriages

  2. Meena says:

    How true Anshu! Excellent take on the prompt. Difficult marriages need mending not holidays.

  3. Aesha says:

    True. It isn’t that easy. Excellent take on the prompt.

  4. shravmusings says:

    Very true Anshu. Holidays can’t mend marriages. They need counseling more

  5. Loved this short story.

  6. Anagha Yatin says:

    Thats sad but reality is not always rosy.
    Appreciate your brevity Anshu.

  7. Suzy says:

    An unexpected ending but a good story.

  8. Anita says:

    Holidays are special and memorable.
    But, some differences can’t be sorted out in a holiday.
    100 Words Fiction- Please Forgive Me – Anita

  9. The last line was great !

  10. How can you be in Goa and not patch up? I am flabbergasted. However, now the two of them can enjoy the sunrise with a fresh start. I liked the twist at the end.

  11. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Holidays dont patch up broken marriages. sad but true. Wish both of them find love and happiness in their paths.

  12. Shilpa Garg says:

    Aah! That’s so true. Yes, holidays dont patch up broken marriages. Loved the twist in the story!!

  13. That last line was no terse, and true.

  14. So True. Just a holiday cannot patch up marriages. It can only help us rethink and reevaluate the situations.

  15. Oh no! That’s sad but true. Just a holiday can’t patch things up. Nicely narrated in so few words.

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