#100WW — The Embassy Reception

9C0C95B1-3F2A-4C9B-A585-F1E3AD8FF8D4The reception for the family and guests of the American delegation was an informal affair, which was good, given that it was being held outdoors on the embassy’s veranda.

The members of the Russian delegation who were attending were taken aback by the informality of the Americans. “This is a disgrace,” one of them said. “These people are at an embassy affair and are dressed like slobs.”

“Americans are pigs,” the other one said. “Fat, capitalist pigs who know nothing about decorum.”

“Don’t worry, my friend,” the Russian diplomat said. “Our man Trump is making Russia great again.”

(98 words)

Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

100WW — Wishes Granted

img_1393Ronald saw the girl in the black bikini sitting by herself on the narrow beach. He summoned up every bit of courage he possessed, walked up to her, and asked if she’d like to go for a ride with him on his paddle board. Much to his surprise, she smiled and said she would.

He reached his hand out to help her up and she continued to hold his hand as he led her to his board. He helped her onto it and then they paddled out onto the lake.

“Sometimes wishes are actually granted,” Ronald thought, smiling broadly.

(99 word)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl (which prompt was posted a few days late this week).

#100WW — The Bookcase

img_1346“The books on the right are books that I’ve read,” Ellen explained.

“And the books on the left?” her friend Gretchen asked.

“They are books that I still want to read,” Ellen answered.

“What about those in the middle on their side with the little stuffed dog sitting on top of them?” Gretchen asked.

“Oh those,” Ellen answered. “Those are books that I started to read but they were so bad that I couldn’t finish them.”

“If they were so bad, why keep them?”

“I can’t throw them away,” Ellen said. “People will think I’m illiterate.”

(96 words)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

#100WW — The Vacation


“This is not what I had in mind,” Mary said.

“I don’t understand, honey,” Harry responded. “You said you wanted to get away from it all and spend a week by the sea. Just look outside the hotel window. The sea is just a few blocks away.”

This isn’t getting away from it all,” Mary said. “Where’s that isolated beach bungalow where no one else is around and all we can hear are the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore and the crackling of the fire?”

Oh, that’s what getting away from it all means to you.”

(100 words)

Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

#100WW — Birthday Dinner

“How did you know how much I love king crab legs?” Craig asked.

“I asked your mother. She told me,” Darlene said. “That’s why I made reservations for this place. After all, it’s your birthday and I wanted to take you someplace I knew you’d enjoy.”

“You asked my mother?” Craid asked, sounding a bit surprised.

“Yes, I asked her if she could give me some suggestions,” Darlene said, a bit defensively. “I wanted to make tonight special for you.”

Craig took a sip from his cocktail and stood up. “You really fucked this up, Darlene,” he said and left.

(100 words)

Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.