Grandma often told stories about her life with Grandad. Their honeymoon, “If you could call it that” she’d say was her introduction into his waywardness.
They were walking along the beach front when they came across a group of men standing in a circle watching cockroaches run about betting on which one would make it to the perimeter of the circle. Grandad was fixated and from that time he had an addiction to gambling. It took on all forms from the Saturday racing to wagering with his neighbor over who would grow the biggest tomatoes, when the first carrot plants would pop up, to who could make the better tomato relish.
He even bet on things like if mum was going to be a boy or girl, if mum when her time came was going to have twins, if we’d be red haired or blonde. His need to test fate went on and on.
Despite Grandma’s insistence that the watch remain in the pond she did enjoy Grandad tales.
Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/fffaw-challenge-week-of-august-23-2016/
Cute story Michael! Grandpa sounds like a very interesting, if not wayward, fellow! LOL!
Well yes he does I find those characters so interesting to write about..
Yes indeed! Is it a true story?
No…like most things I write a lot of imagination based on people I have known….
Oh, that makes sense! Writing your stories based on people you know..
No names no embarrassment and thankfully some of my characters are dead so they can’t complain…
Hahaha! I’m sure they don’t know! LOL! It’s fun to write about people you know or have known.
Exactly Joy, you never know when even you might pop up…lol
Hahahaha! That would be a boring character. LOL!
I can’t wait for your turn!
Nice story. Grandpa reminds me of some characters I’ve come across over the years and they can be quite interesting to observe. 🙂
Oh I think they exist in lots of places Jessi, thanks for stopping by.
Hahaha thank goodness I may not ever feature 😂😂 . I love grandpa! Lovely story.
You shouldn’t say such things out loud Joy you never know…
loved the addiction! 🙂
Very interesting Michael. Grandpa is adorable! Loved this cute story!
Thank you Shivangi.
I shouldn’t love that Grandpa had such a bad addiction, yet I do. Grandma loved him dearly regardless I think, and that’s just beautiful ❤
It is isn’t it, a sort of love hate relationship with love always ahead of the hate.
Isn’t it wonderful to create characters in flash fiction that seem to come to life?
This is a wonderful continuation on the previous FFfAW. I enjoyed it.
ps – I can’t locate a FOLLOW button on your blog. : (
If you run your cursor over the banner on top of my blog there should appear a follow button on the bottom right hand corner?
Thank you for your lovely comment Isadora.
Will do … 😎
Living with someone with a gambling addiction is never easy, but it seems like Grandma loved him anyway – no matter how frustrated he made her!