Ex-Wife – Six Sentence Story

Artwork by Phil Burns

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – RIVALRY

Click here to hear the author read his words:


I have just received a phone call from my ex-wife, a lovely lady who has apparently abandoned any pretence of rivalry over the affection of our spoilt and frankly loathsome grandchildren to concentrate on hating me with a refreshingly sincere and admirably deep-rooted passion.
So I confess that I am surprised when she starts off the conversation by enquiring about my health.
Do you ever get sharp pains in your chest, she asks, as though someone has created a voodoo effigy of you, and is thrusting long sharp pins into your body?
Well, no, I reply, rather touched at her concern, but thank you for caring enough to ask?
She mutters something inaudible, and there is a short pause before she speaks again.
How about now?

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36 Responses to Ex-Wife – Six Sentence Story

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    haha what I needed for an afternoon giggle.


  2. Liz H says:

    You made my morning coffee come spraying out my nose!
    But it was totally worth it!


  3. Oh la vache! Hope he stays immune to those pins!
    Lol at this story, and the art – congrats to Phil Burns who has somehow conceived a Quentin Blake-esque Desperate Dan-ish most terrible granny ever! 🙂


    • ceayr says:

      Tu parles français, TAM, très impressionnant !
      Glad you enjoyed and extra pleased that you like Phil’s artwork.
      We have created many projects together over the years, including:

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      • Merci CE, oui je parle français, mais pour moi c’est un peu difficile et compliqué. Et pour toi, c’est façile ou pas? Donc – after ten years living here I still struggle with this hard (yet beautiful) language. Didn’t study French at school so it’s all been on the hop while here.
        Phil’s work is good company for your words! Your link didn’t show in your comment to the other work?
        Ford TAM


  4. That was well done damn darkly funny.


  5. Heeheehee! Somehow i am on his side here.


  6. Pat Brockett says:

    Listening to you tell this, especially that last line, makes it even more enjoyable. Well done.


  7. Hilarious. Do do that voodoo that you do so well.


  8. Indeed, a most serious beginning, C.E. You had me sympathizing until…..the end, lol. Excellent 😀


  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    That’s a nicely ominous start: “my ex-wife, a lovely lady”. I also like how her character was revealed as she tested out her voodoo doll.


  10. UP says:

    Made me lol! Literally


  11. clark says:


    *compliment on an engage and humorous Six


  12. Reena Saxena says:

    Well, a voodoo effigy sounds like a good way of deriving satisfaction…


  13. Chris Hall says:

    I am literally laughing out loud. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face! 🙂


  14. Lindsey Stewart says:

    Ooh err! Love this.


  15. Corine Gouy says:

    Excellent et hilarant.
    J’ADORE! 😂


  16. jenne49 says:

    I’m sure I shouldn’t be smiling, but it’s a deliciously sardonic piece of writing.
    Love it.


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