Friday Fictioneers: Wife Number Three Can’t be Caught Off Guard

“I love spending my husband’s money” laughed Irene siting across from me at lunch.
“You’re terrible” I scolded.
“I’ve earned it.”
“Don’t you worry he’ll cut you off?”
“As a matter of fact I think we might be headed that way”
“I think he might be serious about his latest girlfriend”
“How can you tell?”
“Just a feeling”
The waiter returned with Irene’s credit card just then.
“I’m sorry ma’am, this has been declined.”
She reached into her wallet and pulled out another.
“Try this one”.
She looked at me and smiled, “this is going to cost him”.

This week’s photo: © Jilly Funelli

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40 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Wife Number Three Can’t be Caught Off Guard

  1. I guess they’re both grown-ups who know the rules of the game…
    You tell the story nicely, Dawn. I like the way the marriage is described indirectly in conversation with a third party.


  2. I suppose it’s partly because of my work, but I always wonder how what started as such a happy, passionate relationship could deteriorate to such anger and vengefulness. Sad.


  3. I like how you chose to have the ladies dining out – I saw the stores and considered shopping for my entry (but used the stairs instead).
    anyhow, you grabbed a certain shallowness here that was quite realistic in some social circles.

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  4. At first I thought how selfish of her, spending his money like that. But – his latest girlfriend idea popped up – maybe he was just asking for it. I wonder if the girlfriend is doing the same with his cash.


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