On Thin Ice

Photo by Jennifer Pendergast

“You’re skating on thin ice,” Louisa told her friend, Alice.  “Alastair is bound to find out sooner or later.”

“He won’t, not as long as Jonathan and I are very careful and we have been so far.”

“I think what you’re doing is terrible.  Alastair loves you.”

“Alastair doesn’t love me.  I’m just another one of his many possessions.”

“That isn’t true and you know it.  He adores you and you’re cheating on him with his nephew.”

“Jonathan loves me and I care for him dearly.  He has asked me to divorce Alastair and marry him.”

“You can’t.”

Can’t I?”

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

26 Replies to “On Thin Ice”

  1. If Alice feels that Alastair just cares for her as one of his possessions, she needs to talk to him about it. Alastair may be wondering why Alice has gradually come to view him just as her meal ticket. The sooner they talk to each other honestly, courteously and unselfishly, the better the likelihood of a good outcome. And of course she shouldn’t play around with Jonathan!
    Marriage is for keeps. If both partners take it seriously and work hard at loving unselfishly, it is a truly marvellous relationship, capable of taking almost anything that life can throw.

    Sorry! I’ll climb off my soapbox now!

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    1. I agree with you 100%. Alice needs to talk to Alastair. Let him know how she feels. And she needs to end her affair with Jonathan and work on her marriage. Thanks for your comment. It was spot on.


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