Monday, May 11, 2015

Mondays Finish the Story 5.11.15

Mondays Finish the Story

A writing challenge from Barbara Beacham that supplies the first sentence and a photo prompt. Write the story with 100-150 words not including the sentence provided.

Here is the photo and my story - Word Count 130:

Not To Worry

Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.

True, it hadn't been too wonderful lately, but on the whole she was happy. Her children were adults, living on their own.

The little problem with her husband and his side dish had been difficult. She hadn't seen it coming. But she wasn't about to let some home-wrecker steal everything they'd built up together in a messy divorce.

She smiled as she listened to the surf. Too bad about the accident. They say it was alcohol and drugs.

After the funeral, she'd taken her devastated husband out here to recuperate. Poor thing. He was inconsolable. It would be a shame if he tried anything foolish. What he needed was a good drink.

She smiled again, looked out at the blue water, and cradled the bag of pills in her pocket.



26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness but something is about to happen. Nicely done.

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    1. Oh yes. Something is definitely about to happen. Thank you.

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  2. I had a lovely comment written and the whole thing disappeared when I signed in to my google account... :( I enjoyed the story and want to read more! So, what happens next? Thanks for writing again for the Mondays Finish the Story challenge and I hope that you return! Be well... ^..^

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    1. Don't you hate when that happens. I never remember the great comment I'd planned. Thanks for trying once more, and thanks for hosting this challenge.

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  3. I enjoyed this sweet revenge story. The writing is definitely tight. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I always like a little revenge. Loved your take on the prompt.

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  4. Great story, Margo! Keep 'em coming!

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    1. Thanks, Dianne. I'm enjoying the challenge.

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    1. It is. It is. Thanks for the comment.

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  6. A story that warms the embers that glow ever hotter ~

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    1. From the comments, it looks like a lot of people have revenge in their heart.

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  7. Hell hath no fury... Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you. You're so right. Women have patience and long memories.

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  8. Nice idea! Nicely done story on a familiar plot.

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    1. Thank you. I'm afraid my mind tends toward the dark side.

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  9. I loved "husband and his side dish" :-)
    Your protagonist sounds almost as bad as mine! She'll do anything to hold on to what's hers.

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    1. Oh yeah. She's very possessive.

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  10. Nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned!!! Great story!!

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    1. Women can be so dangerous. Thanks.

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  11. Wow. This is awesome! Loved how it ended. LOL

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    1. She's definitely a vengeful person.

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  12. This woman seems to be someone who's dangerous to wrong. Bodies will be accumulating around her. Well done, Margo. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Snot a forgiving bone in her body.

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  13. I like that this peaceful photo inspired this story from you, Margo! She's not someone to mess with!

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  14. Forgiveness doesn't seem to be in her vocabulary.

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