Despair defeats hope with fire.
Pete wondered what that was supposed to mean while reading the fortune to his wife. He felt enough despair for it to feel like the fires of hell.
“What does yours say?”
“Remember when I got ‘A fool at forty is a fool indeed’?”
She remembered, but her blank fortune worried her.
“Maybe I should ask for another one?”
“Does that count?”
They switched. She read these words, “The fire of hope defeats despair”,. and gave it back.
“This one belongs to you.”
She asked for a new fortune cookie.
Linked to Carrot Ranch where the theme this week for the 99-word stories is “fire”.