Three Line Tales : The anniversary

Three line tales week 80: a pizza oven

photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash


Their anniversary dinner, their favourite pizzeria.

He stares down at his plate, at the smear of tomato, the shattered bread dough. Life gets in the way of love, he thinks – clothes dropped on the bathroom floor, plates left in the sink, a leaking cistern, overdue mortgage payments. It all distracts from the emotion that was once the centre of his world.

‘I love you.’ He reaches across the table and takes her hand.


Written for Sonya at Only 100 Words’ Three Line Tales. Visit here to read the other stories and to join in.

29 thoughts on “Three Line Tales : The anniversary

    1. Yes, I hope she does too. Too easy to let things go and drift along in mutually agreed silence. Sad the way some relationships go – not with a bang but with a whimper. Thanks for reading Jane


      1. Yes, I’ve just read it – really great story. They could be companion pieces, couldn’t they? Mine from his viewpoint, yours from hers. So sad either way.


    1. Thank you so much! Really glad you liked the story and I’m delighted you discovered the blog – thanks so much for your kind comments 🙂


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