The Old Lighthouse at the Edge of Town

I was at the resort town waiting for a text message from my husband letting me know when he’d be arriving. But I looked at my phone and saw that I was getting no cellular signal. I tried not to panic, and looked around for a place that might have a broadband connection.

I’m a rather shy, introverted woman, but when I saw the boutique on the east corner of the block, I decided to be brave and to go inside, explain my dilemma, and ask if I could use their WiFi connection.

The three woman in the small shop looked bewildered. One of the women, the oldest of the three, said that she and the other two women would have to go to the back of the store to have a conclave to discuss my request.

Suddenly I was alone in the front of the store while those three old biddies decided whether or not to give me access to their precious WiFi. Well I’ll show them. I grabbed a handful of items of clothing from the rack and ran out of the store. I ran to the end of the block with my booty, stopped, and checked my phone. There were two bars and I saw a text from my husband. “Where are you?” he texted.

“Just getting out of the sunshine at a local shop,” I texted back. “Meet you at the old lighthouse at the edge of town in a few.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (broadband), Word of the Day Challenge (boutique), The Daily Spur (east), My Vivid Blog (brave), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (conclave), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (shine). Photo credit:

8 thoughts on “The Old Lighthouse at the Edge of Town

  1. Taswegian1957 July 9, 2022 / 4:49 pm

    I really don’t think that not being allowed to use the wi fi is any excuse for shoplifting.

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    • Fandango July 9, 2022 / 4:52 pm

      I’m not condoning what she did. Of course, this is fiction, so no one was actually robbed.


    • Nope, Not Pam July 10, 2022 / 3:28 am

      With you on that one 🙁

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  2. Sadje July 9, 2022 / 9:06 pm

    Haha! Interesting turn of events

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  3. Americaoncoffee July 10, 2022 / 7:05 pm

    I would never expected the grab and run. I can see why charity has grown gold.🥵

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