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Alone at Night

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt.



“This is where…?”


“But why?”

“I don’t know.”

“How did his wife take it?”


“I can imagine.”

“He’d had enough perhaps?”


“Look! Above the toilet.”

“Yes…and the footprint on the seat.”

“His weight broke that trapdoor above it.”

“Oh, my God. The fool.”

“There must have been another way.”

“For him, I don’t think so.”

“How sad.”

“Not in his right mind.”

“Apparently not.”

“Any idea what’s his wife going to do?”

“She told him he has to pay for the broken trapdoor and if he forgets his key again, he’ll have to stay out all night.”

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.

24 comments on “Alone at Night

  1. Iain Kelly
    November 29, 2017

    Haha, few things are more important than having a bathroom to be proud of!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James
    November 29, 2017

    At least he lived to get chewed out.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susan A Eames
    November 29, 2017

    Hah – you got me! Great ending.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bridgesburning Chris
    November 30, 2017

    Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale
    November 30, 2017

    You so took us on a path that had us thinking one way… love the turn around!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. anuragbakhshi
    November 30, 2017

    Ha ha ha ha ha. Brilliant twist at the end. Loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. yarnspinnerr
    November 30, 2017

    Made me smile. Love your take.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover
    November 30, 2017

    Loved the dialogue. I was expecting the worst and laughed at the true nature of the story.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bbryanthomas
      December 1, 2017

      I wrote it to tease. People tend to take everything so serious theses days

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Lynn Love
    November 30, 2017

    Good switch towards the end there, Bryan. A very different tale from what I was fearing 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • bbryanthomas
      December 1, 2017

      I’m for change Lynn – not everyone has to die

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Nan Falkner
    November 30, 2017

    Maybe he should go make a copy of the key – just in case! Funny!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      December 1, 2017

      Good idea – for men like him


  11. Sandra
    December 1, 2017

    Nice switch.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Christine Goodnough
    December 2, 2017

    “Three sheets to the wind,” eh? This would be an intriguing conversation to listen to on the other side of a thin wall. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      December 2, 2017

      Some men are not to be trusted out alone


  13. granonine
    December 4, 2017



  14. pennygadd51
    December 5, 2017

    You deliver the twist very nicely, Bryan.


    • bbryanthomas
      December 5, 2017

      Thank you Penny


  15. lou rasmus
    January 4, 2018

    creative. simple. great work

    Liked by 1 person

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