Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge - F for Near Fatal Fiction

**  Today is Day  6 - Letter F - of the 2015  A to Z  Blogging Challenge  **

I am using story prompts from “Story Prompts that Don’t Suck.”

Prompt # 642-Despite a few fatalities, everyone agreed Mindy’s cookout was a roaring success. (Make that "almost" fatalities...)

Some people make near fatal mistakes...

The Barbecue

Mindy slapped the hot dogs on the grill and cursed. “Fred?”
   Darn it. Again he disappeared and left her doing all the cooking.
   The kids' screams and the constant barking of the dog had her nerves on edge. Any minute she felt she’d explode.
   She left the food on the grill, not caring if it burned, and went to look for her errant boyfriend.
   A light in the downstairs bedroom caught her eye. “Someone’s always leaving the light on,” she murmured, her annoyance growing.
   She pushed the door open and stood there, stunned, at the sight of a naked Fred and some young bimbo in bed together.
   Mindy’s rage boiled over.
   Looking down, she realized she still had the barbecue fork in her hand. She lunged forward with a cry and jabbed at the biggest target in front of her—Fred’s butt.
   She paid no attention as the girl ran out screaming or at Fred’s curses and yells.
   “Get dressed and get out of here,” she ordered.
   With a smile, she watched him jump in his clothes and rush out. Maybe having a barbecue hadn’t been such a bad idea after all.

© C. Verstraete http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com  193 words

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