Fair weather fans

20 Dec

dolphin_01Photo copyright Jean L. Hays

Bob chuckled at the bottle-nose swimming lazily across the Bills mug beside him.

His Buffalo-born wife would not tolerate his “gaudy sports memorabilia” in her kitchen, so he’d been touched last year when, with a stained glass circle, she’d acknowledged his fanatic love for the Miami team.

She’d been on the road for a week now, promoting her newest book, and the kitchen reflected his temporary bachelorhood. Faced with a sinkful of dirty dishes and an immediate need for caffeine, team loyalty had vanished with the sunrise; he’d shamelessly abandoned the Dolphins in favor of the cabinet’s sole clean mug.


Posted by on December 20, 2013 in Challenges, Fiction



7 responses to “Fair weather fans

  1. Lindaura Glamoura

    December 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Cute little take on the prompt – an dpretty original I think. I haven’t heard anything from those Dolphin fans yet.

  2. The Bumble Files

    December 21, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Fair weather fan, yes. My goodness. His fanhood is in question! Fun, creative take. I, too, have not heard from the Dolphin fans.

  3. annisik51

    December 22, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    You might get into trouble from your brothers for stereotyping here! But nice take. Through the use of the dolphin image, you captured well the contrasts and perhaps conflicts between the husband and wife. The tone was light and so I expect their conflicts are, too. 🙂

  4. liz young

    December 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    A neat story – I am assuming the Dolphins are a sports team?

  5. rochellewisoff

    December 24, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    Dear Michelle,

    I hope he figures out how to wash dishes before she gets back from her book tour. With the one clean mug, you painted a picture of the kitchen. Good job as always.



  6. plaridel

    December 25, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    sooner or later, everything comes to an end. enjoy the temporary relief. 🙂


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