Friday Fictioneers — Better Days

E5F2D963-BE5C-45C4-BE0C-967413CF627F“Are you sure, señor, that that is where you want me to take you?” The water taxi driver asked before leaving the dock.

“Yes,” Michael said, squeezing his wife’s hand. “The Hotel Henry Berrisford. Why do you ask?”

“Well, señor,” the driver said, “that place is not in the best part of town.”

“Nonsense,” Michael responded. “The travel agent assured me that that hotel is the place to stay. We’re here on our second honeymoon.”

The driver pulled the water taxi up to the hotel’s pier. It was very clear to Michael that the hotel had seen better days.

(99 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: JS Brand

26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Better Days

  1. Dale February 9, 2018 / 6:24 am

    Not too late to turn around!

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        • Fandango February 9, 2018 / 4:01 pm

          Crumby means “full of crumbs.” Crummy means “lousy.”

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          • Sight11 February 9, 2018 / 4:03 pm

            In British English they are interchangeable. Also earlier it was crumby only, I don’t know why they suddenly changed it.

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  2. Iain Kelly February 9, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Maybe they can make the most of it, a bit of an adventure honeymoon!

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  3. Jelli February 10, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Never totally believe a travel agent, they’re only in it for the commission. Love it!

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    • Fandango February 10, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      And they get their commissions whether or not things go as planned.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. granonine February 11, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Sounds like Michael should have done his homework a little better.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. pennygadd51 February 13, 2018 / 3:17 am

    A second honeymoon? I wonder why they wanted one? I wonder if Michael has a more sinister motive…Nice story, Fandango

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    • Fandango February 13, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Maybe he booked that rundown place intentionally. Thanks Penny.


  6. The Urban Spaceman February 13, 2018 / 5:54 am

    I would not want to be Michael right now. I suspect he’ll be incurring the wrath of Wife any moment now.

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  7. Norma February 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

    It’s not too late for them. Perhaps, they should go unless their is some other angle to the story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango February 13, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Isn’t there always “some other angle” to almost every story?


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