I had the beginning of this story in my head. The funny thing is that you sometimes don’t know where the beginning will take you, and this one surprised me a little.
Written for the August 30 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
You Made Your Bed (99 words)
First a bottleneck on the road and now a bottleneck at the charity event. I see who is causing it and suddenly wish I had a bottleneck in my hand, preferably high-proof.
I try to avoid her, but she’s holding court, her brittle laughter wince-worthy. When her eyes focus on me, her lips tighten.
“Surprised you came.”
I sigh. “I’m chair.”
She waggles her diamond before darting to my ex-. Robert glances up. Do I see regret? Perhaps the younger, improved model wasn’t as good as the original.
Jake squeezes my hand. “You look beautiful tonight.”
Mine is though.
10 thoughts on “You Made Your Bed”
Great beginning! Great ending! (at first I thought she wanted the bottle to hit someone 😉 ) Funny story.
ha, you never know with me. 😀
Perfectly executed. Haha Robert.
😀 Just desserts! Thanks for reading!
The thing with bottlenecks – is they can make something better. Great story, Sascha. Lovely to read you over here.
Thank you, Kelvin. I look forward to reading your work here as well!
yes I loved the ending. Robert must be so envious now, serves him right.
Thank you, Gina! I agree! 🙂
Woohoo! I love the discovery a beginning can take us too, and your conclusion uncorks the bottleneck.
Thanks, Charli. So often I go for the obvious so it was fun to step out and have events go a different way.