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Cheating Spouses

He held the camera with one hand while making notes using the other. He loved it when clients approached him to find proof against cheating spouses. It was easy money. Just follow the suspected man or woman, click a bunch of photos and send ’em along with a hefty bill. He saw the woman his client’s husband was with.

That night he sent back his client’s advance and left town.

Photos Ted Strutz

The photo prompt has been given by Ted Strutz at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompt (Note) has been given by Girlie on the Edge hosted by Denise Farley.


29 responses to “Cheating Spouses”

  1. lol*

    *both a compliment on the story and a reaction to the climax
    ** the brevity of your story has me totally post-jealous***
    *** though the fact we both went for the noir-side for our Sixes makes me feel in good company


  2. Oh, dear. Great six. Totally busted that one. LOL. Nice use of the cue.


  3. Oh! A real twist to this awesome story.


  4. Oh dear – busted wife! πŸ™‚


    1. True. Neither of them expected that.

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  5. Ah, you leave us wondering. Lots of intrigue, lots implied.


  6. Bet he never even saw that coming!
    You make it look so easy πŸ˜€ Great Six!


    1. It’d probably be the last thing he’d expect


  7. Great punch at the end – what did he fear? Lots of unanswered questions. This is exactly what flash fiction should be, a hundred stories implied in less than a few words. Loved it.


  8. She should have expected it to happen one day knowing what her husband did for a living! A neat ittle tale.

    Here’s my story


  9. It’s taking a big chance for a woman to cheat when her husband is a PI. She was out of luck. Well done, Bernadette. A good story with a great ending twist. —- Suzanne


    1. I guess she never expected that the man’s wife would turn out to be her husband’s client.


  10. Well, that was unexpected. Especially for the guy taking the pictures.


  11. Losing track of the people closest to us .. never a good turn.


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