Friday Fictioneers – Taken Apart

Today I was in the mood for an inspiring challenge that was also fun.

And it arrived. Click here if you want to find out more about Friday Fictioneers and read all the other entries here. Briefly the challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by a picture prompt. Here’s this Friday’s prompt and my story below:

Copyright: Sean Fallon

Copyright: Sean Fallon

“Jesus Miles!” his wife laughed.  “You run just like a girl!” She and Sally exchanged amused glances.  Bruce grinned.

“Well done, old boy!”

Miles, breathless and puffing, felt himself go red.

Wordlessly, he handed his wife the soft pink scarf the wind had snatched from her neck.  Philippa had shrieked and Miles had immediately raced after it – rescuing it from the wind’s grasp, bringing it back to her like a prize.

She accepted it graciously. “Thank you my precious sweet! ”  she said solemnly and patted him, smiling at Bruce.

Everyone liked Philippa. You couldn’t fault her.  She was so disarming.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Taken Apart

  1. Dear Nina,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. You may find yourself back here every week as it’s highly addicting. I started as a participant a year ago April and you see where it’s gotten me. 😉

    I like your use of the prompt. Poor Miles has certainly been taken apart. Perhaps he should find some real friends. Nice one.




  2. The meaning takes awhile to sink in – I had to read it twice to get it. Then it came to me: this is the most fearsome and lethal of female dominance ball hacking put downs that men fear and strive to arm themselves to meet, so as to win the prize


    • Yes! That comment “you run like a girl!” was something I heard a woman say to her husband and I was stunned at how she was able to come off as amusing and nice while her husband privately struggled to retrieve himself wondering why he felt so humiliated…


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