Trying To Prove…What?

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Agnes watched as Henry continued digging up the backyard.
It was boiling hot outside and he had been going at it for over
an hour now.  She grimaced when she saw the untouched glass
of ice cold lemonade on the table. What was he trying to prove? That he was
still fit as a fiddle at his age? What good would that do her if he
were to keel over?

Sighing, she sat went back into the air conditioned house.
When he decided to call it a day and come inside, a nice hot meal
would be waiting for him.

Word count:  exactly, 100

This was written in response to This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt.  The photo is courtesy of Connie Gayer.

11 responses to “Trying To Prove…What?

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  1. An apt description of someone who “just wants to get it done” to the exclusion of even realising the heat and his cool drink waiting for him. I hope he’s okay and gets to enjoy that hot meal in the air-conditioned house.

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    • Thank you. I know of people who spend hours in the yard and they are bone tired afterwards. It’s nice to get things done, but we have to learn to pace ourselves. Lets hope he’s not too tired to enjoy the hot meal or being in the air-conditioned home.

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