Annie Sticks to Her Guns

Photo by Bill Reynolds

“What do you have against Chuck?” Annie demanded.  “So what if he drives a truck instead of a fancy car like Arthur?”

“Arthur’s a decent young man,” her mother informed her.

“And Chuck isn’t?” Annie retorted.

“Your father and I don’t think he’s suitable.”

“Why not?”

“How’s he going to provide for you and the children you plan to have?”

“He’ll get another job—“



“This is the third time he’s out of a job, Annie.  Why can’t you face facts?  Chuck’s no good.  Marrying him will be a big mistake.”

“Well, it’s mine to make, isn’t it?”    

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.

34 thoughts on “Annie Sticks to Her Guns

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      It’s her mistake to make and while it’s hard for parents to let go and let their kids live their own lives, it’s something they have to do and just hope for the best. Things might turn out for the best. And if they don’t, just be there for them.



  1. Nothing like disowning your kids and withdrawing their inheritance when they don’t follow your advice!!
    If I had my time again, I’d be a lot more careful. It all turned out well for me and we’ve been married 20 years and have a roof over our heads and my husband has a good job. Once you have a child with someone , it’s for life in one way or another, and that really scares me these days. Quite happy that both my kids are single atm.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Hopefully, Annie’s parents wouldn’t disown her and hopefully, she can prove them wrong about Chuck. Thanks for sharing your story, Rowena. I’m happy that things turned out well for you and congratulations on 20 years of marriage 🙂 Some people choose to be remain single while others get married. Either way, as long as they are happy with their decision, that’s what’s really matters.
      Best wishes,

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      1. Relationships, lifestyle choices and where we find ourselves are an interesting mix. Making the most of where you are is important. Being single doesn’t necessarily mean alone, just as being married or partnered doesn’t mean you might not feel or spend significant time alone for better or worse. It’s been hard for a few friends who would have loved children but didn’t meet the one, or couldn”t conceive. I try to be mindful of my friends with different lifestyle situations in the same way I appreciate people who try to understand my health and disability issues especially in their covid environment.
        Best wishes,

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      2. I agree with you, Rowena. Many single people are happy and satisfied with their lives. And there are some who are married and are very lonely. It’s very hard when you love children but are unable to conceive or it’s too late to have them because they didn’t meet the right person. We have to realize that what works for some will not work for others. Not everyone will get married and/or have children. The important thing is that they make the best of their situations and enjoy life as much as possible because it is so precious. Every time you wake up to see a new day, is a blessing.

        Best wishes 🙂


    1. You’re right, Michael. It takes determination to make a success out of anything. Annie loves Chuck and is determined to have the life she wants with him. Love can be very stubborn and sometimes, that stubbornness pays off.

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