High Expectations

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

“Our hero, cognisant of the dangers, begins…”

“What?”

“I’m narrating. This task shall be my last.”

“You’re being dramatic.”

“I’m certain. I shall die today.”

“You’re changing a light-bulb.”

“You know I hate heights.”

“I know you’re a big baby.”

“You’re supposed to do this. That was the agreement: you do heights and I do spiders.”

“Seriously?”

“I’m sure it was in the vows…”

“I’m eight-months pregnant. You wouldn’t send a woman in my condition up a six-foot ladder would you?”

“Maybe…?”

“No.”

“What if I brought in a spider?”

“What if I shook this ladder?”

“Our hero ascends…”


100 words

Genre: Complete Fiction And Totally Not Based On A Real Conversation I Had With My Pregnant Wife Once.

Don’t You Judge Me.

A return to my favourite unnamed argumentative couple for this week’s challenge. Previous Friday Fictioneer entries with these guys involved hating homonyms, debating musical merit, and the importance of spousal support. I was happy to revisit these guys and try stretching the funny muscles again; the last piece of fiction I wrote was a bit more harrowing – this short acted as a palate cleanser. For those interested, the harrowing piece was 1000 words called “All The Missing Things” from a photo prompt in a book. It was a difficult thing to write – fun, but challenging to do.

I should get the important stuff out of the way:

Anyway, thanks as always for reading! I do try to get to a range of stories and I try not to read the same people every week…but some weeks are better than others. C’est la vi.

Comments and criticisms always welcome and appreciated.

Cheers

KT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “High Expectations

  1. Funny, and very realistic interaction! The characters really come through. I think you’re the only other person I’ve seen with a story that’s only dialogue. It’s tricky to portray what’s going on without any other description (I found) but you did a great job!

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