Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for . . . TROPHY WIFE

Welcome to The Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2014! This year, I’m offering up a story – each one 100 words or fewer - for each letter of the alphabet.

Some are heartfelt, poignant, sweet. Others are…not. 

I hope you enjoy them.


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TROPHY WIFE

Paul wanted younger, prettier. Linda never measured up.

Until now.

He buffed her urn then stepped back, admiring how she looked beside his new TV.

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32 comments:

  1. You really surprised me on this one. Gives a whole new meaning to the term trophy wife. Chilling!

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  2. Harsh, real harsh - I want to kick Paul's butt!
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX - A to Z Drabblerotic

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  3. Julie - that's what I was going for. :)

    Sophie - go for it!

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  4. Ok, so, can we tar and feather him?
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh! Ouch. How you paint such a vivid picture in a few short sentences is incredible.

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  6. Debi - might be too good for him. :)

    Lynda - thank you!

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  7. Okay, that was awesome!! I love this one!!

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  8. Am I allowed to kick Paul? For wanting a younger and prettier girl.

    I am enjoying your stories. After the Challenge is over I am going to try and see if I can write something like this.

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  9. Jolie - thanks!

    Rachna - kick away! And give flash fiction a shot. I love writing it. :)

    Patricia - definitely! :)

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  10. Scary . . . because he's so nonchalant. Great piece!

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  11. Tyrean - he is rather nonchalant, isn't he?

    Susan - :)

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  12. Oh my! That's quite sick. Good one, Madeline.

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  13. Yikes. I don't like Paul. Too bad he's not the one in the urn. :)

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  14. Alex, Chrys - thanks! :)

    Crystal - yep!

    Suzi - ha!

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  15. Oh my! That was chilling. I went through your earlier posts as well. Love how you roll up so many elements of a story into such few words. Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    http://themagicquill.blogspot.in/

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  16. Haha! I love all your posts such a great idea and this made me laugh! Keep up the good work xx

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  17. I am fairly certain that Linda was glad for him to have a trophy wife. Would she go on the other side of the TV?

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  18. That's sad how Paul has lost his identity in translation and following the wicked world full of pretense. Thought provoking:)

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  19. Aarthi, Lulu, Susan, Vishal - thanks for reading!

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  20. Very clever and sad! Just a couple of lines but very powerful! :)

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  21. Wow. That was like--shazam! Excellent shocker. I liked it, in a twisted sort of way.

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  22. I was expecting something else. Nice twist.

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  23. Your titles are gold, Madeline. :-)

    Which ones are the bad ones? The not so good ones you were talking about? I haven't seen a bad post from you yet on this A to Z.

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  24. DA - thanks!

    Scribbler - thank you so much! Sometimes I hit on the perfect title myself, but otherwise I turn to my husband - he's really good at that. :)

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  25. Is it a bad sign that this made me laugh out loud?

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