The Man’s Retreat


We looked at the property in the fall and the deep gold of the leaves astounded us. Behind the main house was this shed. Just the kind of place my husband liked for himself. A retreat. Never mind that is was open air with an air conditioner in a strange place or that it was only partially painted. My husband was handy. He could fix all that. I think he wanted to buy the property more for the shed than the house.

He had big plans for that shed. It would be his work room for his woodworking. He could store his plethora of parts he kept to fix anything that went wrong in the house or with the cars.

More than that, he could make it his own with a little creativity. He insisted that we buy the property. He already felt at home. #amwriting #writing #blogging #FFfAW #flashfiction

*Thanks to PricelessJoy for #FFfAW ahd pholor for the photo prompt.


  1. That’s my husband! He doesn’t have a shed just a storage area and a closet but…he knows where each and every tool is when we need it. I really liked the personal touch of this piece – the universal feel of it.

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  2. Having a place in your home where you can express yourself creatively is important! The shed looks like it can become a perfect such place – with a little TLC! Lovely story. 🙂

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  3. It’s so wonderful that he found just the place he wanted and she seems to be o.k. with the idea as well, so things will probably work out just fine. Great story. 🙂


  4. Most men love their sheds, and you’re right when you use the word ‘retreat’. My husband spends hours in his shed, making and/or mending things, surrounded by great stacks of tools and garden equipment. The shed in your story would evidently be the ideal place for the husband to express his creativity – after a little bit of necessary handiwork, of course.


  5. Very good writing. If anything I thought the meaning was a little too straight forward. I did enjoy it though. Very comforting and sweet. 🙂


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