Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday Words: Gwynneth

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Everything about Gwynneth was superb, absolutely superb.  Former model, elegant, able to pull together magnificent events with seeming ease.  Superb.

Then her world came plummeting about her.  She discovered Geoff, her successful and wealthy husband, between Gynneth’s own satin sheets with her middle-aged maid.  “It’s not what you think…it won’t happen again…I swear this is the first time I have ever…”

But “it” did happen many times, each time with Geoff plying lie after lie.

At the final time, Gwynneth threw his expensive collection of exquisite art at Geoff, as he tried to bluster his way from her rage.  Holding Geoff’s favorite Rodin bronze and venting her anger, Gwynneth brought it crashing down on his head.   It was a glancing blow that knocked him cold. 

Gwynneth made her decision quickly—faster than a lie from her cheating husband.

When Geoff came to consciousness, he saw two pair of glittering eyes looking down at him: His recently disenfranchised business partner, Joe, and Gwynneth.  “You spurious bastard!” Joe snarled.  “You stole everything from me!

Gwynneth purred in her nasal Texas twang as she tugged on the chains around Geoff’s ankles.  “You won’t lie your way out of this one!”

Together Joe and Gynneth released the hold on the heavy chains, sending a screaming Geoff to his watery death.


Geoff now lies for eternity.

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If you enjoyed this post, it is inspired by Delores @ Under the Porch Light.  Each week this clever woman supplies participants with a list of words and a sentence prompt.  You may access other excellent bloggers by clicking on the photo of a stream in the right sidebar!  Enjoy!

36 comments:

  1. High drama this week. I've said it before, I love the way your imagination can make up a story from just a few word prompts.

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    1. I love it when you check in my blog and find humor and giggles. Thanks, Inger!

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  2. I have long been a fan of Delores' Word for Wednesday. I think this may be the cleverest take on them yet. Fantastic job!!

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    1. Thanks, OE! Delores always give a challenge. I still think "vociferous" was a hard word.

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  3. And he deserved it too. Great job.

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    1. From the musical "Chicago" He had it coming...

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  4. Wow! That is amazingly powerful writing!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Are you getting ready to hibernate?

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  5. I was thinking poor Gwennyth, but by the end it was def. poor Geoff!

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    1. One can handle only so much deception, before something has to give...

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  6. It could have happened to Arnold if Maria Shriver would have been more devious.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Actually I was thinking of Arnold and Maria when writing this. What a scoundrel.

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  7. Have to watch who you scorn, or in the drink you could go

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    1. Geoff was an idiot--deserved a long dive.

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  8. Whoa Susan, I did not expect that from you. It is fun to write about something wicked, every now and then, isn't it.

    Good job!

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    1. There is a dark side but I keep that door shut, mostly.

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    1. Nothing like a deep-ending for a story.

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  10. Sensational gripping read. That guy got busted big time.

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  11. wow---cool writing susan---i have always loved that name!

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    1. Me, too! It sounds so elegant, but she isn't one to put up with lying.

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  12. Great story. I think it could be a country western song.

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    1. Ooh. Gwynneth would have to be changed to something more rustic.

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  13. It's always so interesting to see how each of the participants use Delores' list of words to come up such different stories. I really liked your story, but LOVED the last sentence. Priceless.

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    1. Always love to put a zinger at the end. 'Las Vegas' is usually my favorite ending.

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  14. What fun. I love it - and wonder whether there is a relationship (other than business) in the wind for Joe and Gwynneth. I always love your take on the challenging words that Delores teases us with - and this is no exception.

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    1. I think Joe and Gwynneth will go their own ways, safer that way.

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  15. Wow! this is good.
    Geoff now lies with the fishes instead of the middle aged maid.

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  16. He got his. And nice play on the word lie.

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  17. Hey Susan,

    Wow and what a final finale. Yes, I got a "link" that made me visit your blog. It started a chain reaction...

    A good Sunday to you.

    Gary

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    1. Greetings, Gary!
      Geoff will now be working in a chain gang, dragging a chain of sins.

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