As the tempest stirred the foaming sea, the sailors decided to throw overboard all the heavy items that overloaded their ship. They were eagerly about their business when a distinguished lady brought them her husband and handed him to them.
‘Gentlemen,’ she said, ‘he is an intolerable weight on me.’
Published by Vincent Mars
I write as a way of life: stories, blogs, articles, almost-poems. I'm a freelancer, a vegetarian, and I listen to Leonard Cohen and enjoy French films. We are dying a little more with each new day we live, so shouldn't we make the most of our time?
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19 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #41 (Republished)”
A great weight lifted.
Great story. I’m still smiling.
My favorite so far 🙂 Well done.
That’s just because you’re married to a bearded fellow.
I don’t know how that idea snapped into your head, but it’s brilliant! You deserve a hat for that one!
Oh please send me one, and put some biscuits in it too.
Sploop! Over he goes!
And he sinks like a stone, for he is a portly fellow.
ahahahaha! This is so funny! God I hope the guy didn’t really take his wife seriously. lol.
Maybe the husband was so enraged that he picked up his wife and threw her overboard… You never know when it comes to such things…
This was a great one Vincent – perfect example of how you don’t need that many words to say a great deal. Sorry I’ve been off the map, but I’ve had a very unexpected few months. I am back now – your faithful follower 😉
I hope you are well Oxonian.
Would you still want to make friends with Oliver?
The Oxonian is well. As for making friends with Oliver, I’m afraid I can’t take a look at the whole book because it’s unfair to do so when I have clients who pay me for my editorial work. But how about I take a look at the first 2,000 words? A mini friendship!
Fantastic. Short and sweet; I loved it.
Love it. Well done.
I do hope she doesnt mean it.
“As the tempest stirred the foaming sea…” A lovely way with words you have, sweet hatted boy.
Again, I’m sensing a theme…
Also, I’m up to plane #143! Perhaps I should be looking at air plane tickets.
Tell me when you’re done and I will come with me aeroplane and pick you up.
🙂 you make me smile.
Well done, a more clever take on the “I just lost 150 pounds, his name was Steve” joke.