17/12/2015

WASHER - a story in 100 words

This week's story is a short kitchen sink drama - a warning ahead of Christmas to be careful what you say!
Thanks as always to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her own blog  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  and also for the photo - I wonder if that's her own kitchen?  Follow the Bloe Frog trail from her blog to read other takes on the ptompt.

WASHER
“That tap’s driving me mad,” Julie complained, plonking toast on Andy’s plate and pouring mugs of tea.
“I said I’d fix it after the match,” he growled, “Stop bloody nagging.”
“It’s dripped for weeks,” Julie protested, “But everything has to wait for your precious football.”
Andy’s fist shot out and scalding tea soaked Julie’s sleeve. She rushed to the sink for cold water but the tap came off in her hand, and as the flood spread Andy yelled, “Fetch my tools!”
Julie ran to the door, only pausing to throw the electric toaster into the rapidly growing pool around his feet.

22 comments:

  1. Hmm, perhaps he should've fixed the tap. I love how the backstory shines through - you capture it so well!

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    1. Thanks Annalisa - they do say that a man will fix anything as long as you don't remind him more often than once a month!

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  2. This is great! So much happening in only 100 words.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Samantha.

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  3. Dear Liz,

    Ouch! An electrifying ending that I'm sure more than one wife will enjoy. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle - I'm sure you're right!

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  4. That'll teach him. There will come a time when a woman just can't take any more. Great drama and a shocking ending.

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    1. Thanks MArgirene - I wish more women would fight back.

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  5. But I guess she has to fix it herself now when he's zapped.

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    1. True - she'll probably make a good job of it!

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  6. Instead of nagging maybe she should have fixed it herself - and then sorted out a divorce?

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    1. Probably less risky, although less satisfactory, but it wouldn't have made much of a story!

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  7. Lordy! That is a clincher! I love that Julie pulls herself out of the abuse and walks away. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Dawn - abuse is a killer, even when the worm turns.

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  8. I like a woman who can think things through on the way to fetch the tools... Good one.

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    1. She thought rapidly, didn't she!

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  9. Looks like that's going to be a permanent lesson. He learned it too late for his own good though. She might get away with that by saying it was an accident. Well done, Liz. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Of course it was an accident, Officer - he knocked it with his elbow.

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  10. Yikes! So much in so few words - well done!

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