Friday Fictioneers – Nov 8

Copyright - Al Forbes

Copyright – Al Forbes

The Signature

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)

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36 Responses to Friday Fictioneers – Nov 8

  1. this is hillarious, great take on the prompt and very playfull writing, enjoyed it much!

  2. suemasens65 says:

    Wonderful! many underlying meanings in this one well done.

  3. kz says:

    lol sounds like a legit reason to get a divorce. 🙂 enjoyed reading this. fun take on the prompt 🙂

  4. Jan Brown says:

    I agree with kz. Plus, she’ll probably get the house in the divorce settlement 😉

  5. atrm61 says:

    Ha!ha!Too hilarious!Juliet balcony,lol! A wilful wife and a headstrong,adamant husband-not a favourable combo;-)Loved it:-)

  6. rgayer55 says:

    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.

  7. Dear Karen,

    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.



  8. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear 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.



  9. Gotta love a husband who always thinks he knows better… Not. Well written and very engaging, Karen.

  10. Margaret jackson says:

    Great story Karen — loved it.

  11. Cleverly written, so that we really want to smack the narrator.

  12. mike olley says:

    This architect needs ego management classes, or does he have someone to manage it for him? Nice take on the prompt.

  13. Oy.. cool take on the prompt.. yes taste are different, tacky or cool… I guess neither appeal to me…

  14. A rather cynical tale for such a sweet lady!
    AnElephant loves it.

  15. pattisj says:

    “a home, not an Apple store” Love! I wonder if I could get one of those balconies?

  16. Maree says:

    Love this story. Great depiction of characters, reveals so much in so few words.

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