Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trifecta: There Are All Kinds Of Whores

“Sit down, please.” He said firmly.

Oh, oh! She knew that tone, the one he didn’t use often at all, which meant only one thing.

She never got in trouble but she did get “talking to”[s].

“Who’s perfect, anyway? He’s not either.” Raced through her mind as she found a chair to sit facing him.

“Okaaaay. Are you mad at me?”

Holding paper in his hand, he said, “Can you explain this?”

“I don’t know what that is?”

“It’s the VISA bill.”

“What’s the problem?” she asked with one eye squeezed closed, nose and shoulders scrunched, as if faking invisible.

“It’s all right here. I know when, where and names.”

“WHAT? Did you hire a private investigator or something? That’d be pretty crummy!”

“You think this is funny?

“Let me see that.” She said grabbing at it.

“You don’t even try to disguise it anymore. You think I don’t see where you hide them? That I don’t notice? You’re becoming reckless. The kids are still in school and our homes…” His voice began heating up.

“You’ve never been really observant. I just thought...”

“Well, you thought wrong. This, I see.” Pointing a finger.

“You secretly like it. I know you do. So stop pretending.” She said trying to deflect his accusations of her questionable behavior.

She couldn’t lie because he would know.

“Do you want me to admit it? Is that what you want?”

“No. I want you to stop. Now.”

“But I, I…can’t promise that.” She said with a little nervous twitch.

“I would appreciate if you’ll, at the very least, commit to trying.” He sighed, exasperated, having nothing more to say.

Phew! That wasn’t as scary as she thought. She came out pretty unscathed.

Of course they have names. Her men.

 Stuart, Jimmy and Christian (not Grey).

And she is sneaky and shameless, but apparently not as stealth as she thought she was, or always had been.

She’s a shoe whore.

There are always worse things I could be….


This was written for Trifecta's 33-333 word challenge using the third definition of WHORE: a venal or unscrupulous person. 

(I like them tall, dark and beautiful!)


  1. Love how this flows from unknown, to I think I understand what is happening, to maybe not, to oh, yes, the shoes!!

    1. Thanks, a.eye! Well I don't think the female character in this story knew quite where it was headed when the VISA bill was presented. But deep down she always probably knew it would come back to the shoe thing if history serves!

  2. Ah yes the shoe whore. Men might pretend to be angry about those Visa bills but nuthin' turns them into blubbering idiots like a hot babe in stilettos.

    1. That was my point too! It's their love/hate trying to balance the $$$ and the end results ;-). Poor things! It's true. So she/I never get in much of a pickle and I always have my eye on a pair.

  3. I just like you using the word "crummy".

    Nice, fun piece.

    1. Hahaha! It's a favorite word of mine because we never use swear words with each other. I, errr she, needed a word that communicated feelings without being terribly rude. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks, Lance!

  4. And that's why I have my own private card. Now if I could just get Zappos to deliver when no one is home but me. Loved this!

    1. It's best that we've always had combined everything. He turns a blind eye to just about it all. We don't open each other's mail although he could (and I dont care) if he wanted. I DO prefer that I intercept packages so I watch for them. He really never says a word. It could always be worse, right? And I don't abuse ;-)

  5. It's so common. The other half should see it as cliché.

  6. I love this in so many ways. Mostly because I have to live vicariously through all the women I see with petite bodies and feet who get to prance around in those beautiful shoes. I got out of the habit of wearing heels long ago with my tall frame and long feet. Too many boys when I was a girl frown on dating a skyscraper. Now I could wear them -- my hubby is very confident -- but I always veto because of practicality. Maybe this Christmas is the time to buy some real party shoes?

    1. I'm tall too (not petite at all). I didn't begin wearing them until I was out in the working world then only dated guys as tall or taller than me plus my heels. I swear that buying the good ones are comfy and last forever (as long as you have enough pairs to rotate them). That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

      Buy them! You'll have fun. Promise!!!

  7. At least it's only shoes. I was about to get angry because if there is one thing I can't stand it's unfaithfulness.

    Buying shoes is tolerable compared to the other.

    1. It's just shoes, Dan! We all have weaknesses. That's mine and, today, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (better save some for the kids!).

  8. How great! I love this twist.

  9. ooh that shoe is fit for the queen of whores :) Love it :)

    And LOL at Christian /not Grey/ :))

    1. If I owned that shoe I would gladly be her ;-) Not really but I still want them!

      Glad you got the reference!

  10. Eavesdropping on the comments, I think you deserve those shoes. Very sexy! Judging from the dearth of actual leather, I can only imagine the price is astronomical! Nice teaser! And great response to the prompt.

    1. Well thanks, lumdog. I think I do too! I think they are too!

      I'm sure the price is so, therefore, they won't be on these feet :-(. I will admire from afar. Covet them, for sure. Maybe even dream of them. It's a sickness.

    2. Btw, I forgot to mention, the caption under the photo is perfect!

    3. It's how I feel and how I like them ;-)

  11. This is hilarious. I didn't see it coming! Well written, Gina. Great take on the prompt! Exclamation points abound!

    1. I'm so happy you liked this, Stephanie! Well I'm sure "she" wasn't exactly sure what was coming either but it's usually something along those lines. I love me some exclamation points!!!

  12. This was completely believable, the tone perfect. It was if I had been there...only my vice is books. Great work, so funny. I am jealous--writing seems to come so easily to you!

    1. Im so happy it was believable. Replace Gina for Tina and you could walk in my shoes a while ;-). My other major vice is books and I already got the talking to about those (more than thrice). I'm in the process of dispersing those! Only sometimes, writing comes easily. You, on the other hand, make it seem easy every time!

  13. Totally unexpected ending! :D
    I never understood the attraction of shoes--especially heels. :P I just don't get it. Ah, but as you say there could be worse things...

    1. Good, good!

      Well, that's the funny thing about obsessions, weaknesses, etc. Sometimes others don't get it! But they still exist. Yes! There are other things that could cause more trouble! Glad mine is shoes!

  14. Hahaha! Great ending. I have a friend that would be considered a shoe whore. Somehow, she got her husband to check out White House Black Market and now he buys her expensive shoes all the time just because he likes them. (My husband has never bought me shoes, but I'm okay with that, really!)

    1. As much as my husband may complain about the cost yet LOVE them on, he has never purchased a pair for me. Sadly. Really, though...I'm totally okay with that!!! I do just fine acquiring my own!

  15. Ha! That's really funny. Nice bait and switch. :)

    Found you via Yeah Write!

    1. I'm glad you liked it, Kiki! And thank you for finding me. Are you over at Yeah Write too? I will have to check!

  16. that was a cute twist. a lot less painless than what i thought was going on! besides, there's a little bit of a shoe whore in all of us... or is that just me? lol

    1. Oh! That stuff doesn't happen around here. The only trouble comes in the form of shoes! I don't think it's just you. I think many of us are shoe worshipers.

  17. what a wonderful story! i could see both of them talking right in front of me. i can relate too; if i could i would buy lots more shoes....

    1. I'm glad you could visualize the conversation as I sometimes struggle with dialog. Thanks for visiting. Can never have too many shoes, IMO.

  18. Very clever. ...as if faking invisible. love it.

    1. Thanks, Kim. Sometimes when you close your eyes, you can pretend no one can see you.

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