The Jealous Husband


“Carol, I’m frightened.”

”Tell me what’s wrong.”

”Look at this photo of him holding the bird up to the camera. There is research that shows that people who abuse animals also abuse children and adults.”

”Deb, do you think he’s hurting the bird?”

”I’m not sure, Carol. I am sure the bird isn’t happy being held in that kind of position.”

Deb had been married only a short time. When she went home that night, she went to the bird cage. Hank pushed her away and grabbed the bird. He threw it to the floor.

“There,” he said. “Stupid bird.”

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Photo Credit to Douglas M. Macllroy

Rosemary Carlson

Business Consultant and Freelance Writer

15 thoughts on “The Jealous Husband

  1. Well written, though they use each other’s first names rather much.
    Hubby seems dangerously insecure. Being jealous of a bird may lead to his being jealous of her friends, job or co-workers, etc.

  2. I hope Deb isn’t so much in love with the jerk that she won’t see the signs. Run fast, my dear. You may not get another chance.

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