#Fin50: That Old Wive's Tale


Old Wives’ Tales is the prompt for the month’s Fiction in Fifty words #Fi50, the brainchild of the BookShelf Gargoyle. As a hint to fill out the story a little, I'll tell you that once, long ago, I was a Chaucer scholar.

The Old Wives’ Tale

There’s time before the ride ends for you to hear our wisdom. You young wives want to live as long as us, and be as happy? Then you must use your husband right.

What’s that? You’re no slave to any man? Tell her, Mildred. How long since your husband disappeared?

©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2017
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