While the Wife’s Away

Published by Blink Ink in September 2020

Hattie had left frozen dinners. “Microwave ‘em; I’ve just cleaned the stove.” She was off for a college reunion.

At last! Harry hauled the box from the basement, unpacking a huge stainless-steel pot with copper tubing onto her stove.

Suddenly: “I’m back! Cancelled. Coronavirus. . . .

“Is that a still?”


Blink Ink specializes in 50-word stories that fit an announced theme — which for this month was “Home Cooking”.


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