Friday Fictioneers: The New Boat

This is my second entry into the Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge run by Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Georgia Koch. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.

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Copyright – Georgia Koch

‘Just look! Isn’t it wonderful?’ Kev exclaimed.

‘Wonderful?’ Valerie shifted her disgusted gaze between him and the dilapidated vessel, her painted lips pursed. ‘How much more money have you wasted? And you expect me to live on it! You know what, Kev? I’m sick of this. It’s over.’

The ring that had adorned her finger for nearly five years landed at his feet.

As his soon to be ex-wife stalked away from the river Kev examined his new boat with satisfaction. It had worked. Their pre-nup was quite clear. By leaving him she wouldn’t get a penny of his money.

Word Count: 100

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19 Comments on “Friday Fictioneers: The New Boat

    • Thanks. I originally had quite a few phrases that added to the portrayal of Valerie’ s character – most of them got cut!

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      • My husband bought a boat to do up. When I first saw it I thought it was a mossy hillock. I cried while cleaning it. It’s now more like a giant white egg on stilts. My lips have been pursed many times.

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    • Before editing it down to 100 words there was mention of several other things he’d done to try to get rid of her. You have to wonder what further lengths he’d go to if this one hadn’t worked! 🙂

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    • Except he’s going to have to live on a rickety old boat for a while – he wouldn’t want her getting suspicious now, would he? Thanks for liking. 🙂

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    • Thank you! He definitely is. I have to wonder what lengths he would have gone to had the purchase of the boat not done the trick. 🙂

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  1. I don’t know which of your stories I like best but they are both excellent! Wow – you are good! Nan

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