Hornet’s nest

I’d only popped in for a quick coffee. She’d said not to bother, but what with everything I thought she’d be happy to see me. I’d even bought a few bits. A cute little sleep-suit, some nappies, that sort of thing.

Anyway we got chatting, well I did (she seemed exhausted) and we started reminiscing about the engagement party several months back. I’d asked if she remembered Marcus. She went really quiet. So I reminded her of the dancing, the drinks and the unexplained 12 minute toilet break.

How was I supposed to know, Dave, her husband, was in the kitchen?


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30 thoughts on “Hornet’s nest

  1. Lynn Love says:

    Oh, my word – hornet’s nest well and truly stirred! That’s a world of pain about to erupt. A great little human tragedy written in so few words. Nicely done 🙂

  2. Dear Peter,

    Neil took the word write out of my mouth. I’d say that hornet’s nest is about to buzz. Well done.



  3. rosemawrites says:

    uh oh. sounds like disaster eh! 😀 great job!

  4. Graham Lawrence says:

    Oh that’s the way to do it! Great take on the prompt! Well done 🙂

  5. I think the boulders will start to fall……great use of the picture.

  6. jellico84 says:

    Oooo, that was good!

  7. Sandra says:

    Oh dear! And I’m not so sure about the ‘friend’ and her motivation. Good one.

  8. Al says:

    Ooopps. Love that use of the prompt.

  9. michael1148humphris says:

    With friends like her who needs enemies

  10. gahlearner says:

    The narrator will probably get her fair share of the stings, it takes time to get the foot out of the mouth again. Great story.

  11. helenmidgley says:

    great job, I get the feeling she intended to stir that hornets nest 😉

  12. That’s about to hit the fan in a big way! Great story. 🙂

  13. Oh no. She did stir up enough trouble to last a life time!

  14. Margaret says:

    Can we trust her protestations that she didn’t know Dave was in the kitchen? I’m wondering about ulterior motives here. Intriguing story and good use of the prompt.

  15. Oh dear!
    Oh dearie dear!

  16. Michael Wynn says:

    Oh oh. Trouble ahead.

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