Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Lies From Little Acorns Grow

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word photo prompt. Photo © Sandra Crook.

“Look there.!’ exclaimed AK, pointing at the two  letters carved deep in the oak. “I well remember carving those.”
“You do?” Queried Jenny before proceeding. “I believe you’ve done well for yourself.”
“Made a bob or two.” AK boasted.
“How’s Diedre then?”
“Divorced her. Married a younger model.”
“Heard you had a problem in Manchester.”
“Nothing that couldn’t be taken care of.”
“Those were the days.” He said lovingly stroking the etchings with his hand.
“He hasn’t changed, still a liar.” Thought Jenny, recalling it was her own husband, Alfred  Kirk who carved those initials the day before they married.

About bbryanthomas

Not so young man about town who, having witnessed and enjoyed life, is presently having fun, writing about those by-gone times and life in general.

16 comments on “Lies From Little Acorns Grow

  1. Varad
    October 18, 2017

    He’s a true dog’s tail. BTW, your link is not directing to your post, Bryan. You might want to check that out.


    • rochellewisoff
      October 18, 2017

      I’ve fixed the link. Again, take care that the URL you copy and paste is the one that leads to the story, Bryan.



      Liked by 1 person

  2. Moon
    October 19, 2017

    What a repulsive character, AK is! Very well portrayed, Bryan!


    • bbryanthomas
      October 19, 2017

      I like to think I’m a nicer person. Thanks Moon


  3. Sandra
    October 19, 2017

    I think she dodged a bullet there. Nice story, Bryan.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Iain Kelly
    October 19, 2017

    AK doesn’t sound like a particularly nice guy. I wonder what his problem in Manchester was, and suspect it was resolved by someone getting hurt in some way.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 19, 2017

      Correct Iain, the guys a bastard

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Keith's Ramblings
    October 19, 2017

    He’s really full of himself, but Jenny’s not being taken in! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. granonine
    October 19, 2017

    Jenny is playing him along. He was a nasty kid, and he hasn’t changed. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 19, 2017

      Some peop;e never change


  7. Alicia Jamtaas
    October 19, 2017

    AK is a sheister as my Mother used to say. She truly missed nothing by getting away from him.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Joy Pixley
    October 20, 2017

    Ha ha, I like the twist — I was happy to hear that Jenny knew better and had no regrets, than had been pining away for this jerk!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Elizabeth Young
    October 20, 2017

    Wonder why Jenny didn’t shoot him down, the stuck-up little twerp!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 20, 2017

      That’s the problem, some women are long suffering and too, too nice

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Dahlia
    October 22, 2017

    Strange how people lie about the oddest things, and that’s what gives them away! Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      October 22, 2017

      How true. Liars also need good memories

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on October 18, 2017 by in Non-fiction, Stories and tagged , .
unbolt me

the literary asylum

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog


There are no facts, only interpretations. - Friedrich Nietzsche. The truth I think that validates everything you have to say.

Caitlin Jean Russell

Travel Tips, Photographs and Experiences

Bag Full of Rocks

My rocks are the memories from different adventures. I thought I would just leave this bag here.


A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Single Serve

Delicious meals for one in under 20 minutes.

Penelope Burns

Write | Blog | Create | Earn

Jennifer, Not Jenny.

The Girl in the White Dress

Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

Psychology to Motivate | Inspire | Uplift

Maine Republic Email Alert

"...That I should bear witness to the truth." - John 18:37 // David E. Robinson, Publisher

Just Joyfulness

Celebrating joy

Global Wikis

Eat well. Travel often. Love art. - Panchali Dass

%d bloggers like this: