I told my wife, my ex-wife now, no tacky Roman god is ruining my ultra-modern glass and steel house. You know what she said? Honey, this time I want a home, not an Apple store.
Obviously she’s not the one with the architecture degree. But she got in the ear of the builder, and more besides it turned out. When I checked in at the construction site there was a bloody Juliet balcony held up by faux-classical corbels and a Mercury head.
But my mercury exploded when she engraved my signature on the window underneath so everyone would think I was responsible.
(with apologies to Al Forbes)
this is hillarious, great take on the prompt and very playfull writing, enjoyed it much!
Thanks for reading. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Wonderful! many underlying meanings in this one well done.
lol sounds like a legit reason to get a divorce. 🙂 enjoyed reading this. fun take on the prompt 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed it, kz. I don’t think this relationship was ever going to last.
I agree with kz. Plus, she’ll probably get the house in the divorce settlement 😉
Ha. I hadn’t thought of that, Jan. Yes, I don’t think he’d want it.
Ha!ha!Too hilarious!Juliet balcony,lol! A wilful wife and a headstrong,adamant husband-not a favourable combo;-)Loved it:-)
I’m glad you enjoyed it. You’re right, that was never going to be a good combination. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks for visiting, Sandra.
I think this character is a little hung on himself. Who wants to live in a glass and metal box? Another title might have been Mercury Rising. Very entertaining story, Karen.
Thanks for reading, Russell. His wife certainly didn’t want to live in glass and metal. Me thinks he may have been the real problem.
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Yeah I know, it doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but I just had to say it. Your story made me laugh with delight.
Hi Rochelle. Your comment made me laugh. Thanks for commenting, Karen
i loved the dry humor that this story is seasoned with, enjoyed both of your characters and laughed at the use of Alastairs watermark signature. Well done.
Hi Doug. I’m sure Alastair is nothing like the character in my story. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, Karen
Gotta love a husband who always thinks he knows better… Not. Well written and very engaging, Karen.
That husband would be very hard to live with, I agree. Thanks for your comment.
Great story Karen — loved it.
Thanks for visiting, Margaret. Glad you liked it. Karen
Cleverly written, so that we really want to smack the narrator.
Your comment made me laugh. He’s not the most pleasant of men but he was such fun to write.
This architect needs ego management classes, or does he have someone to manage it for him? Nice take on the prompt.
Do they really have such a thing as ego management classes? I agree, he’d be a prime candidate.
Oy.. cool take on the prompt.. yes taste are different, tacky or cool… I guess neither appeal to me…
Thanks for coming back to visit, Bjorn. Yes, there’s no accounting for taste – in architecture or people.
A rather cynical tale for such a sweet lady!
AnElephant loves it.
Thank you, Mr Anelephant. It was lovely to have you visit.
“a home, not an Apple store” Love! I wonder if I could get one of those balconies?
Ha. I’m sure we can arrange to build you one. Thanks for commenting, Patti.
Love this story. Great depiction of characters, reveals so much in so few words.
Thanks, Maree. It was fun to write.
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