Two Worlds

Photo by J Hardy Carroll

She sat opposite me, her eyes expressive as she spoke of Lollipop trees and sugar filled seas.  I wish my life were as fanciful as the imaginary world she spoke of.  Instead, I was trapped in an unhappy marriage. 

If I’d known the true nature of the woman I married, I would have run for the hills and not looked back.  The honeymoon was over soon after we moved in together. 

How I wished I’d met this delightful girl before…  She ticked my senses and fancy. 

The train stopped.  It was time to return to my world of marital misery. 

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.  I also worked in the prompts for the July Writing prompts, courtesy of Putting My Feet in the Dirt.

30 thoughts on “Two Worlds

    1. In his case, he wasn’t annoyed with his wife. She turned out to be quite different from what he expected soon after they got married. What he thought would be marital bliss turned into marital misery because unfortunately, for him, his wife didn’t show her true colors until after they got married.

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      There are always two sides to a story but according to him, soon after the honeymoon, he realized that the woman he married turned out to be completely different woman from whom he thought she was. She had managed to pull the wool over his eyes and now he’s trapped in a nightmare of a marriage.



    1. There are always two sides of a story. Perhaps if both of them are unhappy because neither is living up to each other’s expectations, they should either try to work things out or part ways.


  1. Whenever it involves two people, it’s going to be messy. Who’s to say that he (it is assumed the MC is a male) is the person she thought he was? Maybe he wasn’t and it influenced how she responded. We may never know but it feels like the two committed to each other too soon. It’s a story that generates discussion for sure 🙂

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    1. You’re right, Lisa. It could be that both of them didn’t get what they expected or it could be that his situation is similar to that of Mr. Rochester who discovered the truth about his wife after they got married. The same thing would have happened to Jane if her wedding hadn’t been interrupted. She would have ended up marrying a bigamist. Maybe they both weren’t the person each thought they were marrying which will influence how they interact with each other. It’s very possible too that they committed to each other too soon. Lots of possibilities here 🙂

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