Cup-cake soldier

PHOTO PROMPT - © Sandra Crook


“I want a divorce”.

Senator Trumpet lowers the newspaper, appraises his wife Strumpet’s  hour-glass figure. Not too thin. Not too plump. Just the way the American public likes it.

“Why?  Want to go back to the meth-lab where I found you? ” he needles her.

He needs her, when he runs for the “Round office”, to complete his presidential image.

Strumpet isn’t the brightest in the block but she knows one thing…Trumpet for President means disaster. She isn’t  going to let that happen.

She cancels her gym membership. Eats cup-cakes for breakfast,lunch and dinner.  She’s proud to serve her country.

— end —

Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

This week’s exactly 100 word story was inspired by the upcoming American Presidential election and the Photo prompt provided by Sandra Crook.

More information about this challenge can be found on Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s page:

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24 responses to “Cup-cake soldier

  1. Perhaps she’ll keep Hostess Bakery in business all by herself. Eating to obesity is an unusual way to serve your country, but if someone has to do it, I applaud their contribution.

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  2. Hahahahaha very good! I hope she doesn’t get sick in serving her country though 😃


  3. If only it were so easy we could all join in this patriotic duty!
    Great title!


  4. Fun! Strumpet Trumpet’s “taking one for the team”. Very patriotic of her 🙂


  5. Dear Ansumani,

    Would that it were that simple. 😉 Well done.




  6. A nice fun post. 🙂


  7. Good for her! What an inventive story you have written–a wonderful use of the photo prompt 😀


  8. Who would have thought that eating to much, could be used positively. Like your style


  9. Haha! She’s a clever one. I applaud her contribution and it will mean everything! She can always hit the gym later. Great story.


  10. I’d think Strumpet would make a great president,


  11. Great piece. Greater love have no strumpet for her country.


  12. Strumpet Trumpet sounds like a pillar of the community. I love her altruism.


  13. very well then. she can have her cake and eat it, too. 🙂


  14. Let’s send her a few cakes from the rest of the world, in gratitude. What a fun, clever story.

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  15. Great pun play. Let’s hope she’s changed her image in time to put a spoke in Trumpet’s wheel.


  16. I am just that worried a Bush might grow again 😉


  17. Love it. Even a ditzy model type can see the horror of a “Senator Trumpet” presidency. I’ll happily donate all the chocolate cake she can eat to her cause. 🙂 Great story!


  18. Alas, I could never give that good a reason for eating more than I should. That was original thinking, Ansumani. I loved her name when put together.I doubt any of the wives of the present candidates would go that far. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


  19. This is a funny story. Everyone can serve their country in some way – maybe not everyone would enjoy it as much as Strumpet is going to, however. I wish her well.


  20. *chuckles* great story! love the names and her final solution 😉


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