Restraint (Day 005, #100DaysOfBlogging)

I’m doing #100DaysOfBlogging along with Reshmy. The theme for Day 5 of the writing adventure is Restraint.

Restraint Day 5

“I’m giving it up,” said Rhea, looking into the rearview mirror and adjusting her hair.

Her husband watched her, a smile playing on his lips.

“I can see your smile, and I know what that means. But this time, I mean it.”

Ben laughed as he brought the car to a halt and got out. Rhea only frowned.

“I can do it. I can show restraint,” she willed herself as she entered the party hall.

“Oh no!” she exclaimed, seeing the big table.

“From tomorrow,” she sighed, walking toward the coffee she had given up on a few moments before.

This 100 word story was inspired by the photograph prompt at Friday Fictioneers. Photo courtesy Yvette Prior.

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: for 100 Days of Blogging (2018) | for Friday Fictioneers.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
27th September, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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