Fandango’s Story Starter #73

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you a “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

Karen went ballistic when she found out that her husband, Kenneth, had gambled away their entire life’s savings.

If you care to write and post a story built from this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with their stories.

And most of all, have fun.

15 thoughts on “Fandango’s Story Starter #73

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 22, 2022 / 3:13 am

    It had taken her month’s to save $2.26

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  2. bushboy November 22, 2022 / 4:39 am

    Karen went ballistic when she found out that her husband, Kenneth, had gambled away their entire life’s savings.
    “But dear, I went to Africa to play cards with the natives” said Kenneth.
    “Zulus?” Karen asked.
    “Yes,” Kenneth said. “Lost the lot!”
    “By the way, you also now belong to a Maasai Chief”

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    • Fandango November 22, 2022 / 6:58 am

      “I Hope the chief is better in bed than you are, Kenneth,” Karen said.

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  3. pensitivity101 November 22, 2022 / 11:07 am

    This happened to a friend of ours and she didn’t find out until she was about to sign the sale exchange contract on their new home. As far as we know, they are still together having rented accommodation for a year and her working two jobs. Personally, I would have kicked him into touch and filed for divorce.

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    • Marleen November 22, 2022 / 2:52 pm

      Shocking behavior. Who would think someone they love could do that (the gambling to such an extreme)? I have a cousin (not one of the two daughters of my mom’s twin thus not my very closest cousins but a friendly family member) whose husband was doing this on a regular basis. I never met him. I think they were only married a year or so, because she did divorce him. The only way she could get out was to agree to pay him support for a while (not sure how long). He had quit work to become a full-time gambler right after they married. In some situations, there is no way to access justice. However, she has that albatross off her now (just because of the time passing after finalizing the divorce and following the ruling).

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    • Fandango November 22, 2022 / 3:27 pm

      Whoa! What a rude awakening!


      • pensitivity101 November 23, 2022 / 10:08 am

        They’d been married over 35 years and he went so far down in our estimation, you couldn’t see him. I felt so sorry for her as she had been so looking forward to the move.

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