Flash Fiction #120

banishment

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE MORNING

“So, tell me exactly how it happened.”

“I really have no idea. It’s all still just a blur.  She asked one of those IED-booby trapped, wife questions, like, ‘Does this dress make my butt look big?’  There must have been some extra Semtex.  I thought I was being tactful.  I should have just claimed a kidney imploded.  I’ve been banished to the couch for a night or two – but this??!”

“So, when do you think you will be allowed back in?”

“I don’t really know. I get good Wi-Fi reception out here, and I’m beginning to really enjoy the silence.”

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

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19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #120

  1. Dear Archon,

    There’s a lot said about that relationship in few words. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Sightsnbytes says:

    “No Honey, the dress doesn’t make your butt look big, it just is” said no happily married husband ever. great story

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  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    You developed the poor tortured husband beautifully and made me laugh. Thanks.

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  4. Dale says:

    I have to admit this did make me smile… I was never stupid enough to ask questions of that sort…

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  5. This is truly funny. It takes “being in the doghouse” to another dimension.

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  6. dmmacilroy says:

    Der Archon,

    Killer title and a perfectly set ambush of a story. One of the best this week. Well done.

    Yours,

    Doug

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  7. Very amusing, Archon. I like how your mind works. Creativity abounds! Good flash. Extremely imaginative.

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  8. wmqcolby says:

    Hee-heee-heeee! Clever, clever, Archon. Camping has never been made so … tactfully. 😉

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  9. Liz Young says:

    How many times have I wished I could banish my OH outisde to snore! Nice little slice of domestic disharmony!

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