Friday Fictioneers — Finally Finished


“Finally,” Larry said aloud. He had sequestered himself in his home office for three straight days, taking breaks only to sleep a few hours, to take bathroom breaks, and to eat. And to polish off nearly a bottle of bourbon.

Larry walked from his office into the kitchen where his wife was sitting and kissed her on the cheek. She pulled away, crinkled up her nose, and said, “You stink and you look like shit.”

“Wait until you see the mess I left for you on the coffee table in my office,” he said. “But I finally finished our taxes.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneer prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Yvette Prior.

22 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Finally Finished

    • Fandango August 17, 2018 / 8:27 am

      At the rate he’s drinking and smoking, yes!


  1. Iain Kelly August 17, 2018 / 8:56 am

    Ah that annual joy – been there, although avoided the smoking and drinking to get me through it so far!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sight11 August 17, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Do you do your own taxes, or do someone else do it for you?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. abhiray59 August 18, 2018 / 4:12 am

    Really! He left it for his wife to clean up! He has done his tax, but taxing his wife’s patience.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 18, 2018 / 6:31 am

      My wife would never let me get away with that!


  4. Varad August 18, 2018 / 4:30 am

    Should have hired an accountant for the money he spent on the booze and smokes (and future expenses towards medical bills)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. granonine August 19, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Oy. Hire a maid and pay her with the money you didn’t spend on cigarettes and booze.

    Liked by 1 person

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