An Unexpected Guest

This is a story for Friday Fictioneers, which is hosted by Rochelle. Every week you are challenged to write a 100 word story based on a photo.

Thanks to  J Hardy Carroll for this week’s photo and also to Rochelle for hosting the challenge.

Thanks to all the readers for their time, too.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

A doorbell rang.

“Are you Pam?” asked the elegant lady.


“I’ve a business proposition for you. Can I… come in.”

For Pam, business meant — money. She unlatched the door.

As soon as Pam turned to face her guest, a hard slap landed on her cheek. CHA…PAAK!!!

“What the…”

Meg was quick. Pam was on the floor. Pam’s arms were twisted backwards.

“What do you want?” cried Pam.

“… glad you asked. You better stay away from my husband…” Meg twisted Pam’s arms like a doorknob.

“Yes! Yes… understood….”


Meg walked out of her opponent’s home with a flashing smile.

21 thoughts on “An Unexpected Guest

  1. Ouch!
    You’ve written an action-packed tale with some surprises. For example, I like the way Meg is an elegant woman, but very effective in her use of violence.
    To me, as a reader, the sentence “For Pam, business meant — money” implies quite strongly in the context of this story, that Pam was a sex-worker who had been paid by Meg’s husband. I don’t know whether you intended that.
    Anyway, it’s a good, entertaining story!


    • Thanks reading and commenting Penny. 🙂
      I wanted it to be entertaining. I see the story got there. 🙂
      Sex worker is a bit harsh, but I did try to show that she loves money and would do anything for it. May be that’s why it was easy for the wife to spook her and teach her a lesson.


  2. Dale says:

    Meg is beating up the wrong person…
    Hubby needs the whupping, not the poor woman who doesn’t necessarily know he’s even marrying. Why, oh why do women attack the other woman?


    • Meg will take his case later but first she wanted to straighten things out with ‘the other’ make her aware that a wife could fight.
      Sometimes it’s a pity that women attack the other woman and sometimes it is not.

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      • Dale says:

        I frankly think that the one who needs a beating is the one cheating. But that’s me… Whether the other woman knows about his being married or not, the one in the true wrong is the cheater 😉


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