Monday, 2 July 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #57

Grandma at Grandma's Goulash provides a picture and a word prompt for this Microfiction Meme and the rules are use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.

Want more challenge? Use the word of the week in your story. This part is optional.

This week's word is ABANDON here's the picture and my offering, using the picture and word of the week  in 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

Travelling the world with Megan had seemed like a good idea. 

Rick was bored now, but he couldn't abandon her in a foreign country, could he?


Beach Bum said...

Actually heard a story once along those lines. On a previous visit to Hilton Head, South Carolina a few years ago I was in a bar next a marina and asked the bartender and his buddy about a beautiful woman I saw working on a sailboat just outside.

In short they told me that she had went on a "girls only" Caribbean vacation with several of her friends and was seduced by a guy she met on one of the islands.

When the vacation ended everyone went home to their families except her. She stayed with the guy and for a couple of years sailed all through the Caribbean with her lover. At some point she called home to find out her parents had been killed in a car accident and, naturally, that her husband had divorced her and remarried.

This ticked off her lover who abandoned her in Belize with only the clothes on her back. She eventually made it back home here in the States but was essentally dead to her kids and friends.

With her sailing experience she got work on charter boats and eventually the person who his hired to deliever sailboats to their new owners anywhere in the world. By bar buddies finished up by telling me she was one cold and soulless person.

Akelamalu said...

Oh my what a sad story Beach! :(

Valerie said...

Perish the thought. Mind you, there are some who would like to be abandoned in some exotic place....grins.

MorningAJ said...

I think if he yawned like that around me I'd abandon him!

Gledwood said...

O darling men are bastards, they can and they do do the abandoning!

Happened to my friend Bugerlugs on foreign shores:

bastards. That's why about 60% of my friends are women!!

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Nah, a rotten bored guy like Rick wouldn't dare do a thing like that. Or would he?

Nice take on the prompt. Sad thinking about Rick. But most men are nice and wouldn't do that in a foreign country for sure.

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Daryl Edelstein said...

He might end up 'falling' off that balcony ..

Is it really going to rain all week in your part of the world? Its horrible hot here .. wish it could rain some of the heat away

Akelamalu said...

I'd love to live in an exotic place but not be abandoned Valerie ;)

I don't think she's noticed AJ.

I've known one or two like that Gleds :(

There are some men like that Jim but thankfully not mine. ;)

When she pushes him you mean Daryl? LOL Yes indeed it is going to rain all week it's depressing. :(

anthonynorth said...

It certainly happens. Hope he won't be a cad.

Banker Chick said...

I had a girl friend who stayed in Greece after a vacation because of a man. She eventually came home, but would never talk about why she left. We were curious.

Akelamalu said...

I hope so to Anthony

I would have been curious too BankerChick.

Mama Zen said...

I bet he does, the jerk!

nitebyrd said...

I'm thinkin' Rick might have wanted to abandon that hairstyle! :-O

As always, you do a great job with so few words!

cloudia charters said...

Interesting twist!
(as per usual with you :-)

Have a GREAT Week!

Aloha from Waikiki
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Linda said...

Sure he could and no doubt someone else would pick her right back up!

Pat said...

Hmmm...he could. But unfortunately, he might have to pay the consequences. Good one, Akelamalu.

Anders Woje Ellingsen said...

Why should he abandon her?