Flash Fiction #64


PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast


His engineering consulting firm had finally taken off. The obvious benefits included some nice income. He had been able to purchase a small estate property beyond the city.

One of the drawbacks was being away from his home and family, sometimes for weeks. His wife had been pushing for an in-ground pool. “The kids would love it!” He said he’d do some research. She replied that she’d already been checking. What a surprise.

His latest ‘three-week project’ had stretched almost six weeks. When he finally returned home, she dragged him to the rear door. “How do you like our pool?”   😮


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


Twin Towers

Unlike many weeks, I waited till Friday, to post my Friday Fictioneer story. By doing that, this is 9/11! Fourteen years ago today, the Twin Towers fell. The snake is still in the Garden. Remember! Respect! Refuse to capitulate!

26 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #64

  1. Dear Archon,

    I like her style.




  2. BrainRants says:

    They may have some sanitation issues.


  3. draliman says:

    Yep, drop the idea as “just a thought” into casual conversation and then do it anyway once he’s out the way. I like her style!


  4. Dale says:

    Yep… good for her. She would probably still be waiting if she hadn’t taken the initiative!


  5. ansumani says:

    LOL. Looks like there was too much extra income 🙂 Nice one.


    • Archon's Den says:

      They say you can never be too rich or too slim. I wouldn’t know. When I speak of ’round figures’ I am referring to my tummy. The only thing I have that is flat and hard….is my wallet. 😳


  6. Amy Reese says:

    Well, she’s not one to wait around. I guess she got it done her way! Have you seen the photo with rainbow where the twin towers once stood that’s been in the news? It’s nice to see.


  7. Great combo.. one pulling in the money, the other making good use of it.


  8. gahlearner says:

    He should be glad she manages things. Being away so often and for so long… nothing would get done at home otherwise. Fun story. 🙂


  9. Margaret says:

    She’s a doer – I like her. I hope he appreciated all the effort she went to. Good story.


  10. i b arora says:

    nice way to deal with loneliness


  11. Lots of naughty responses came to mind but I think I’ll go with the sober one – What a smart woman 🙂


  12. Love her sort of pool! Also love this. “The snake is still in the Garden. Remember! Respect! Refuse to capitulate!” Amen.



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