IWSG: Innocence {A Short Story}

In a backwoods community, two neighbors fell in love. The wife of one couple was enormously fat and unable or unwilling to diet. The wife of the other owned a foolish and headstrong libido. The husband of the fat wife would visit the neighbor’s wife regularly, willing and able to meet her needs. However, the promiscuous wife’s husband owned a substantial gun collection. Night after night they risked their lives making love in the room next to the gun cabinet’s owner. Finally, the spurned gun-toting man met a girl half his age. She declared her undying love for him, maybe hoping for marriage. Honesty being his dominant trait, he described his ‘living’ situation to her. Outraged, she insisted he start divorce proceedings immediately. Innocence ruled the day with truth. The fate of the overweight wife was never really known, except she probably had to eat less to keep up the wall between her and her erring mate.


Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time. 

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

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IWSG awesome co-hosts for the August 5 posting of the IWSG will be Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!

6 Replies to “IWSG: Innocence {A Short Story}

  1. Hi,
    I read your very short fiction and enjoyed reading it. I wonder did the man ever find out that his wife was cheating on him with his neighbour. It seems like everybody ended up with someone except the very fat wife. Interesting situation.
    Pat Garcia

  2. Interesting twist. I’m sort of sad that the fat wife was alone. I hope she finds her own happily ever after.

    1. I hope not having to build a wall of fat between herself and her husband, will let her get in touch with her feelings in order to heal and be open to love and be loved by someone. So much of fiction is reality.

      1. I bet there was something going on (maybe in her past) that she used her figure as a wall. Hopefully she does find that she deserves her own love.

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