09/07/2015

A PERFECT MATCH - a 100 word story

This week's story comes to you from a steaming hot Tenerife - the heat is one reason we are selling our apartment and returning to England. Photos of our apartment are on the For Sale page.
I wrote imy story at Mel's after she'd cut my hair and was putting blonde highlights in my daughter's. Therefore I present this week's effort with their approval.
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A PERFECT MATCH

Bernie had put up a good fight, spending several of his own millions in search of a donor, but now he was weary of the struggle.

Standing in the corner with folded arms was Bernie’s son, waiting to inherit his fortune; beside Bernie sat his latest wife, young and healthy Charlene.
Bernie gasped, and right on cue Charlene sobbed, “I love you, Bernie – go into The Light.” Bernie’s bodyguard put an apparently comforting hand on her neck.

The next day Charlene’s heart was beating in Bernie’s chest. When he’d married her she hadn’t known what a perfect match they were.
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28 comments:

  1. Oh... that was so intensely chilling.. I guess that the son was almost as sad as poor Charlene.. But I guess a good body-guard is what it takes.

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    1. I am sure the bodyguard was well-rewarded.

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  2. The son might be feeling robbed. But not as much as Charlene. She never realized she'd be the one going into The Light, I guess.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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    1. She'd have run a mile if she had realised!

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  3. Dear Liz,

    There's something ever so satisfying in this turnabout. Not sure it's fair play, but it's entertaining to see the little gold digger get what she deserves. Light indeed. I wonder what Bernie has in store for his un-bereft son.

    Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. The son is lucky he wasn't a perfect match!

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  4. I once heard a bloke call his wife a spare part. Now I know what he meant.

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    1. Thanks Susan - Bernie isn't very nice, I know.

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  6. So his search wasn't fruitless after all. Loved the ending - most unexpected.

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    1. Thanks Margirene - what a cynical reason for choosing a wife, eh!

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  7. That really took me by surprise. Excellent. One of your best.

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    1. Thanks Ros - the surprise endings seem the most poplular.

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  8. Truly a heartless little gold-digger. She was in good company with Bernie and his bodyguard. Nice one. Well not nice... but you know what I mean.

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    1. Does gold-digging warrent death? A moot point, but hopefully the bofyguard made it a quick one!

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  9. Terrific story! Great twist at the end, reminds me of a sequence from the movie "Magnolia." Deserves to get many comments!

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    1. Not Steel Magnolias? Thanks Perry, but if nobosy clicks on my pic, no comments!

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  10. He must really have loved her to keep that as a last resort!

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  11. Ohho, that was a great and unexpected twist. Has me chuckle with horror! Great story.

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    1. Glad it amused you, Ga H - this isn't the frst time you've commented, so thanks for that .

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  12. It's nice to have spare parts available, especially ones that are not old and worn out. This takes the term "matchmaking" to a whole new level. :)

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    1. Thinking of taking up a new career, Russell?

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  13. Oh, that was sneaky! I didn't see that ending coming - and neither did Charlene!

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    1. I seem to have caught everyone by surprise this week!

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  14. Yikes! You certainly did catch us by surprise - excellent twist!

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