Scotch and Soda

“Hey, babe, mix me a drink,” Frank told his wife. “Scotch and a touch of soda.”

“You don’t need another scotch,” Erin said. “You’re already drunk.”

“Oh quit being such a grouch,” Frank snapped. “I’m a goddam writer and all of the best writers were drunks. We novelists need our stamina, you know, to ensure that what we write shows passion and energy. We can’t allow our work to turn out to be ordinary and mundane, goddammit.”

Erin turned around, left Frank’s office, and returned a few minutes later with his scotch and soda. “Here’s your goddam drink,” she said as she pounded it down on his desk.

Frank jumped. “Hey, you got scotch all over my draft manuscript. What’s your fucking problem, Erin?”

“My problem, you old drunk,” Erin said, as Frank took a large sip of the drink, “is that it’s really a shame that you never had the same stamina for me as you have for your writing. Or the energy or passion. Instead, you’ve ignored me, taken me for granted, and our life together has been terribly mundane.”

Erin got a big grin on her face. “I’m through with it and I’m through with you, Frank. And now that you’ve finished that drink I spiked for you, you’re over and I’m just beginning to write a whole new story for myself.”


Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: The Daily Spur (mix), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (drink), Your Daily Word Prompt (grouch), My Vivid Blog (writer), Ragtag Daily Prompt (stamina), and Word of the Day Challenge (mundane).

11 thoughts on “Scotch and Soda

  1. newepicauthor November 4, 2022 / 6:24 am

    Where did you dig this song up from, Fandango? It is certainly appropriate for your post, but I had no idea that the Kingston Trio ever did songs like this,

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