What a Tangled Web

4FAED5BD-CF6E-48C6-980C-61F53B7D17D3“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive,” Carol said.

“Huh? Did you say something?” Mick asked.

“I did,” Carol said. “I was looking for a stamp, and when I went to find one in you desk drawer, I happened to stumble upon something very interesting.”

Mick swallowed hard, the specter of bad news hanging heavy in the air. “How many times have I told you that my desk is off limits to you, Carol. That’s where I keep all of my highly sensitive work documents. You’re really starting to get my goat.”

“Oh, I got you goat, all right. You definitely would prefer that I remain uninformed about the type of ‘highly sensitive’ things you keep in your desk, wouldn’t you, Mick,” Carol said. “Like that very, shall we say, ‘sensitive’ note from your secretary.”

“You’re misinterpreting that note, Carol,” Mack said. “She wasn’t referring to me and her. It was about something else entirely.”

“There you go again,” Carol said. “What are you going to ask me to swallow next, how green is blue? Unfortunately for you, you’re such an inept little spider that you’re getting trapped by your own web of deceit. I’m leaving you.”

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (stumble), Your Daily Word Prompt (specter), Daily Addictions (goat), The Daily Spur (uninformed), Ragtag Daily Prompt (how green is blue), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (spider).

7 thoughts on “What a Tangled Web

  1. odell01 October 17, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    It’s been a little while since I visited your blog, but tonight I thought you did a super job writing this story and putting it online. I enjoyed the mental imagery of the story and admired its brevity.

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    • Fandango October 17, 2019 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you. Very kind of you to take the time to leave your comment.


  2. Sadje October 17, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    Gotcha! Sensitive it was all right. Good story.

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  3. drtanya@saltedcaramel October 17, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    That very short story summed up a fractured relationship so well and of course all the prompts were so expertly woven in

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  4. shail October 18, 2019 / 12:04 am

    Great. No mean feat including all those prompts and coming up with a good story.

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