Damon Wakes’ Flash Fiction Day: Let me count the ways


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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

That grey hair is from when you swallowed a Lego brick and I had to hold you upside down to get it back it.

That scar is from when you were snared by brambles and I had to free you.

This wrinkle is from your first night on the town with your mates – and the mess you made of the bathroom when you got home.

This empty feeling is the day you left home.

This joy is the day you married your lovely girl.

This swell of pride so huge it might break me is our grandchild’s fist curled round my finger.

Too many ways to count.


Written for Damon Wakes’ Flash Fiction Day. Take a look here to see what all the fuss is about.


21 thoughts on “Damon Wakes’ Flash Fiction Day: Let me count the ways

    1. Ah, thank you love. Wrote this about half seven this a.m over breakfast, so I think it do with a polish really, but hey ho. I like the idea though. Thank you, sweet. 🙂

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      1. I managed to fit in two flashes before I left for work (no sniggering at the back!) and three when I returned home. I’m very disorganised – and very selfish. Writing comes before cleaning VERY often 🙂

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      2. You’re baffled? I’ve spent all morning looking fo my dishwasher. Not only does it appear to have been stolen, but the thieves ran off with the gap where it sat. They must have limited space in their kitchen.
        Oh! Sorry, false alarm – I’ve just remembered I don’t have a dishwasher. I don’t like them, so I suppose I should have been relieved when I thought mine had been half-inched 🙂

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      3. Haha! My son thinks we should have a dishwasher, though why he’s so bothered when he rarely washes up, I don’t know. I think it’s just the thought of another gadget that appeals. My stepdad washes everything up first, then puts it in the dishwasher. Talk about making work for yourself 🙂

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      4. I think dishwashers are revolting. I don’t know how anyone can bring themselves to have one in the home – unless they do what your stepdad does, in which case, what’s the point? 🙂

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      5. Very true – no point in him owning one at all. And there’s only two of them in the house, so how much washing up do they make anyway? Nowt so queer as folk 🙂

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      6. My sister and I lived together a few years ago, and we nearly fell out because I refused to use her stupid dishwasher. She stopped using it herself when she finally noticed it didn’t work 😀

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      7. Ha! Never had much experience of them, so don’t know how efficient they are. Though my washing up can be a bit dodgy at times – so my son tells me 🙂

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      8. The child always complains that the mother’s washing up leaves something to be desired – you know the standard answer to that one. Go on, tell him to do it himself 🙂

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