On-the-Job Jealousy


Walt walked into the office after lunch and immediately noticed the two floral arrangements sitting on his coworker’s desk.

“Who sent you flowers?” Walt asked Anna.

“Aren’t they beautiful,” Anna replied, blushing.

“Yeah, lovely,” Walt said sarcastically. “Who sent them to you?”

“My date from last night.”

Walt and Anna had been dating for a few months until Anna had to break it off due to Walt’s possessiveness and unbridled jealousy.

“Yeah? Did you have to give him a blow job to get those?” Walt asked Anna.

“Asshole!” Anna snapped.

“Whore!” Walt snapped back.

“You’re both fired!” snapped their boss.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


26 thoughts on “On-the-Job Jealousy

  1. Sight11 August 4, 2017 / 6:42 am

    And they boss, not them lived happily ever after..


    • Sight11 August 4, 2017 / 6:43 am

      Ahh.. Not them, the boss.. Autocorrect that’s it.. How to turn it off?

      Liked by 2 people

      • Fandango August 4, 2017 / 7:46 am

        Are you using a smartphone? Go to settings. I think you can turn it off there.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Sight11 August 4, 2017 / 8:16 am

          I can.. But as you said it’s helpful 90% of time. I will be looking like an ass on my post with these eyes..

          Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor August 4, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Relationships at work are always a bad idea, as you don’t want to make yourself uncomfortable (by potentially having a romantic relationship get ugly), in other words don’t crap where you eat.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Kijo August 4, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Who sends two floral arrangements?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 4, 2017 / 7:51 am

      Maybe she “accommodated” him twice the night before! 😱

      Liked by 3 people

      • Kijo August 4, 2017 / 7:55 am

        Hmmm. A short bouquet and a long bouquet. What would that indicate? (Don’t answer!)

        Liked by 3 people

  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover August 4, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Very realistic dialogue but what a hostile relationship. Nice written.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 5, 2017 / 9:52 am

      I think finding a lover might be a fair price to pay for losing a job.


  5. Dale August 5, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Office romance – to be avoided at all costs…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 7, 2017 / 6:05 am

      Thanks. Yep, anyone that possessive and jealous can’t be anything but a prick.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. gahlearner August 8, 2017 / 5:29 am

    What a jerk. But I understand the boss if they always bicker like that. At least they don’t have to work together any longer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 8, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Your story was much sweeter (and more wholesome) than was mine. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Tricia September 2, 2017 / 7:36 am

    I would have let them duke it out. Then the winner gets to keep their job. Shows how hard you would work for the company. As a boss, it’s good to keep a scrapper on board.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 2, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Nothing like a little violence in the workplace.


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