“Says here Michael McClusky married Susie Penny.”
“I heard that. It’s strange how he found her, asked her to dinner and tied the knot lickety-split.”
“It’s forty-five years since he cheated on her and had to get married, right?”
“Something like that. What happened to the shotgun wife?” Barb asked.
“Divorced after twenty years and three kids. Didn’t need a shotgun neither; she lied to him and her daddy.” Mary stared at her sister, eyes bulging.
“Susie was broken-hearted for years afterwards. I can’t believe she forgave him.” Barb scratched her nose and squinted at the newspaper.
“I don’t know; he’s dead now.”
“Yep, a week after the wedding.”
“Was it natural?” the sisters squealed together.
September 13, 2012 at 1:06 am
You are funny! I was all ready for this shattered dreams to happily ever after. Wrong!
Good one Tess, you got me ~ BB
September 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm
Glad I got you. I was surprised when it came out this way. Freak accident or Karma (as someone mentioned earlier)? I LIKE Karma. Thank you BB.
September 13, 2012 at 1:41 am
Hehehe – karma’s gonna get you 🙂
September 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm
Karma. Love it. Does it really work, I wonder? Thank you, Optie for the finger. LOVE it, especially in this case.
September 13, 2012 at 2:57 am
Revenge of a woman scorned 😉
Or maybe just the Universe, righting a wrong – good story Tess 😉
September 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. I LIKE payback even in fairytales. Thanks Ghia.
September 13, 2012 at 3:42 am
Yay go Susie hahaha!
September 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm
Hope Susie doesn’t get caught. I won’t tell . . .
September 13, 2012 at 7:19 am
hope he had a $1m policy. Revenge they say is best served cold. Great one Tess.
September 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm
Hmmm. I hadn’t thought about that. I’ll have to remember that detail for another time. Thanks for the input, Valentine.
September 13, 2012 at 9:01 am
You’re over here having too much fun. That was funny. I can see these two mature women so clearly.
September 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm
It’s not Toys ARE us but Toys OR us. Ha ha. I had fun–wouldn’t do ANYthing otherwise. Thank you for thinking I’m having too much fun. Glad you can see the women. I guess age does stand for SOMEthing. Ha ha.
September 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Talk about best served cold!
Btw. If you add more than 12 tags, posts don’t show up in the topic reader, only in the “blogs I follow”.
September 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Yes, cold is best.
I had NO idea about the tags. Of course I have no idea about a lot of things. Thank’s for mentioning. I’ve lots to learn. I appreciate your help, Delft.
September 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm
Ooh, chilling! I like little dialogue driven pieces like that.
September 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Sometimes, these dialogue driven pieces not only fall together, they seem to jump at it–sometimes. Thank you, Vanessa. I appreciate your support. Depending how life is around me, I DO enjoy these short story-ettes.
September 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm
You made me smile with this, Tess. Funny and a bit wicked. A great combination.
September 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm
You make ME smile, Len. Thank YOU. You are most kind.
September 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Awesome! I am so glad to see you join. Send me an email so I get the right server. I have to get a couple details from you for the book.
September 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm
I’m trying to stretch / challenge myself. I hope I don’t stretch too hard, I might burst like a water balloon. You hear that sound? Pthrrrrrrrrrrr. . .twap (it’s a REAL word. I MADE it real darn it. All you need to do is LISTEN.
I’m pleased to join in and looking forward to more of the same. Glad you’re back. Hope you’re in the PINK.
September 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm
A very mysterious story! Are these people real?
September 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm
Do you want them to be?
September 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm
That’s a really awesome short short micro short story. I usually don’t like those, but this one really works for me. Again, awesome. You should submit it somewhere.
September 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Rebecca, you have made my day! Thank you!
I don’t know that I CAN submit anywhere else now that’s it’s been published on the blogosphere. . . Do you know anything about this? I’ve always understood blogging is publishing.
September 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm
Such dinner table conversation, my my! Sounds like someone is gittin’ back at someone else! Great short piece, Tess!
September 27, 2012 at 1:35 am
September 27, 2012 at 9:02 am
Hi, Angie. thank you.