Across the aisle

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

“Approach the bench counselors”.

Sufficiently chastened to watch their words, the lawyers resume their arguments on the cost of infidelity.

Joe’s sniffles waft across the aisle.

Joe hadn’t wanted a divorce when I found out about his affair. Couldn’t I forgive him?

“Infidelity is not a crime! It’s fundamental human nature to be poly-amorous…”, Joe had been  persuasive.

“My client, Joe, is heart-broken since he found his wife of 25 years in flagrante delicto with his friend. He seeks divorce and needs to be compensated for his emotional distress…” his lawyer droned.

Heart-broken huh? You shouldn’t have been so damn persuasive Joe!


This 100 word story  was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at:

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

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25 responses to “Across the aisle

  1. Heartbroken, huh? 🙂


  2. What an interesting twist. He played her like a fiddle.


  3. Well, he seems a bit of a hypocrite. Hopefully he won’t get a penny…


  4. I think divorce is perfect, hope he will be without penny… polyamory… ha that’s usually only applies to men.


  5. What counts for one doesn’t necessarily count for the other, or so Joe thinks. He deserves the heartbreak. Good story.

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  6. Dear Ansumani,

    Why don’t I feel for Joe. Good job.




  7. sadly, nobody wins in this kind of situation.


  8. What’s good for the goose, right?


  9. Seems he’s looking at things in a different light now. He’s lost his wife and his friend. Maybe he convinced his friend also. Well written, Ansumani —- Suzanne


  10. Hoisted by his own petard!
    The sniveling idiot!

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