My husband and I made love today, by Toni Kan



My husband and I made love today.

He took me by surprise. I was dressing up when he came in. He took my bra from my hands, dropped it on the floor and bent me over the dresser. He was fast and we were done in a few minutes.

I wanted more. I was like parched earth needing rain.

Afterwards, he sat on my bed and cried, burying his greying head in my belly.

I held him, marveling at how powerfully his shoulders heaved and trying to remember how it was the last time we made love, five long years ago.

"I did not come to you all these years," he said unbidden. "Because the day my mother died all you could think of was sex."

I stroked his head and held back the words I wanted to say to him.

"I thought it would comfort you," I wanted to say but instead I thought of my date with my lover.

Comments

  • Wow! I love it when flash fictions hits this hard. Few words, heavy implications. Kudos.
    However, I think it should have been clearly pointed out that the lover and tryst was a new one because if she’d had a lover for the past five years, then the sexual starvation described earlier on doesn’t correlate with it.

    Posted by Ifey on August 13, 2013
  • Wow! Lucid lines,I’m thirsty.

    Posted by Ralph Bruce on August 13, 2013
  • Hmmm . . . Not sure I like quickies.

    Posted by ONYEBUCHI I. EKWE on August 12, 2013
  • Very nice Toni. Love the startling revelation into her mind at such a profound moment.

    Posted by Fati on August 12, 2013
  • Oga Toni, na lie oh! That is not the type of sex that leaves a woman wanting more oh!

    Posted by Yimina on August 12, 2013
  • ’ Done in few minutes’ after 5 long years?. .. There’s more than meets the eye. … you better go meet ur lover.. lol

    Posted by Bigtedd on August 12, 2013
  • Brilliant write. Succinct.

    Posted by Shittu Fowoara on August 12, 2013
  • Power of emotions!

    Posted by Moses Nkemuka on August 12, 2013
  • chie! date kwa! with lover! kai

    Posted by stella on August 10, 2013
  • Wow!

    That left me wanting more “…like parched earth needing rain.”

    TK is still my hero after all!

    Posted by Aee Bonrue on August 10, 2013
  • Wow. This one was to the point. very good.

    Posted by Larry on August 10, 2013
  • Wonderful! PG

    Posted by Nönso on August 09, 2013
  • THE POWER OF WORDS,AND THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF HUMAN HEART! LOVELY INDEED CUZ MANY HOMES HAVE BEEN SPLIT BECAUSE THE RIGHT WORDS WERE NOT SAID AT THE RIGHT TIME.

    Posted by maduako king nwabueze on August 09, 2013
  • Beautiful. Toni Kan is a veteran.

    Posted by ucheoma on August 09, 2013

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