This is a story in exactly 81 words. While this one is brand new, I have already written loads of other ones many years ago for the (meanwhile defunct) website Find all short stories here

„What are your new year's resolutions?“, Bella asked while they watched the fireworks.

„More honesty“, Charlie thought. „More sports“, he said.

He kissed his wife's cheek and whispered: „Sorry, honey. My boss called. He needs me at work. Urgent.“

„Really? Right now?“ Bella didn't bother to hide her disappointment.

„More honesty“, Charlie thought while he drove through the night. Then he dialled Sabrina's number.

„Honey, I'm finally heading home. Sorry I'm late. My boss, you know him...“