Friday Fictioneers: 25th January

Our picture this week is courtesy of Ted Strutz.
Thanks as always to Rochelle for hosting the challenge.
https://rochellewisoff.com/

She’d taken him for every penny, got the house, the kids, the bank balance, everything except the car, and the only reason he’d kept that was because it was old and knackered like him and she didn’t drive. At least the judge had seen the sense in that.
It had been home for two years………….the time it had taken to build the luxury log cabin
in the woods, his woods, funded by a fluke win on the lottery that she knew nothing about.

83 words.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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44 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 25th January

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, bet he is glad he kept that lottery win secret. She may start to get suspicious that he’s letting her keep everything else! Good one Di πŸ™‚

  2. Sandra says:

    He’s on the way back up again, for sure.

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Good for him. I don’t like to see anyone get taken for what they have worked their whole life to attain..

  4. Nice story … and … while I don’t abide by hiding property, I don’t abide by taking someone to the cleaners during a divorce, just for spite. After living two years in the car, a cabin is a long time coming. πŸ™‚

  5. Dear Di,

    Knackered has got to be my favorite British word. It says so much about him. You have a flair for telling much in fewer words than 100. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  6. Dale says:

    I agree with Rochelle. Love “knackered” and good for him. She got enough, I should think…

  7. He sure deserves this little bit of money laundering after being taken to the cleaners like this.

  8. kislaya says:

    Glad she doesn’t know anything about the lottery win. He needs to be himself again.
    Good story

  9. Abhijit Ray says:

    He has started a new life in a luxury log cabin. May be someone should tell his wife.

  10. draliman says:

    Nice turnaround – in his fortunes and your story!

  11. 4963andypop says:

    Sweet revenge. Although I certainly don’t condone hiding assets!

  12. Marian Green says:

    I like that he got something after all. And she, greedy thing, didn’t need to know. Good story. Well done.
    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

  13. A multi-layered story in a few words. After she took everything, he has something to begin again. Well-done! πŸ™‚

  14. granonine says:

    Vengeance really is sweet sometimes πŸ™‚

  15. I started a story about 3 years ago about a man who lived in a car in the woods, he’d fallen on hard times too but hadn’t won the lottery… yet, maybe i’ll revisit. Good story

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