Tread carefully

16 Nov

alleyPhoto copyright Kent Bonham

“Really?” Bethann raised a manicured eyebrow in disdain. “Never mind, I see Gina. I must go and say hello.”

“For Chrissakes, Jen, officers’ wives are worse than the bitchiest girls I ever knew in high school. There are more trip hazards in a conversation at these Navy luncheons than in any dark alley.”

“Yeah, it can be tricky,” Jen replied, watching over the rim of her Chardonnay as Gina and Bethann cut glances at them from across the room. “If your husband doesn’t get put up for promotion, at least you’ll know which topics are off-limits at the Christmas luncheon!”


One hundred words for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers! Check out Rochelle’s site for more great entries or to play along yourself.

NaBloPoMo November 2013


Posted by on November 16, 2013 in Challenges, Fiction



3 responses to “Tread carefully

  1. Sandra

    November 18, 2013 at 5:08 AM

    Sounds like a ‘bitchfest’. Lovely! 🙂

  2. rochellewisoff

    November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Dear Michelle,

    Loved the slight reference to the alley to spring into a good story. I’m pretty sure I know these…er…um…”ladies”.



  3. annisik51

    November 20, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    Such a lovely environment, but these ‘gals’ could be anywhere, doing the same old, same old …Great characterisation. 🙂


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