#FOWC — A Novel Idea

8a7c6620-57b4-46fa-b8f0-864c76e23b17.png“You embarrassed me this evening,” my wife said. “It was her first day of high school. There was no need for you to have caused such a commotion. My God, what were you thinking?”

“Well, I thought it was a novel idea,” I said in my defense.

“Seriously? You thought serving Alice B. Toklas brownies to a bunch of high school freshman was a good idea?” she yelled. “I should smack you upside your head with that spatula you’re holding in your hand.”

“I thought it would mellow them out, relax them, given the pressure from their first day of high school,” I explained. “I honestly didn’t think it would debilitate them.”

“They’re fifteen year old children, you idiot,” she said. “If their parents find out, and I’m sure they will, you’re going to be swimming in an ocean of shit.”

“Oh stop being such a drama queen,” I said. “Everthing will be fine.” That’s when the doorbell rang. “Ah, saved by the bell,” I said.

I went to the door and opened it up. There were two uniformed police officers standing there. “Mister Marx,” one of them said. “We’ll need you to come with us to the police station.”

“Honey, call our lawyer,” I called out to my wife.

Written for a whole lot of today’s prompts:

35 thoughts on “#FOWC — A Novel Idea

  1. newepicauthor August 3, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    I remember the day the cops showed up at my house looking for me and that caused a lot of commotion.

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  2. The Haunted Wordsmith August 3, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Lol…I know more than a few parents like that.

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      • The Haunted Wordsmith August 3, 2018 / 3:14 pm

        Unless they live in a computer, my son doesn’t really hang out with anyone…lol. His IRL friends exist only at school and then they talk or play on the computer. He doesn’t go over to people’s houses and they don’t come here. In a way his life is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time.

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    • Fandango August 3, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      Indeed! His wife should toss him out on his ass.


  3. ArtisanX August 3, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Well done, very entertaining marriage of prompts. I don’t think it’s possible to overstretch connecting prompts.😛 Oh and thanks for linking new prompts to add. Thanks a lot. 🤨😉

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    • Fandango August 3, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks. I take the words and toss them into a word salad and hope I can come up with something tasty.

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  4. Marleen August 4, 2018 / 12:27 am

    Didn’t seem forced to me at all.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 August 5, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    Well that was an unexpected treat for the kids…. what was he thinking? LOL

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