Just in Time

June 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm 43 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 June 2017

Dale Rogerson

Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

It was one of those full moon nights when things could get crazy.

People gathered outside the apartment building attracted by a man standing like a statue on the edge of the roof.

It was Homer who lived with his family in one of the units there. When he lost his job, he spiraled into deep depression. He decided to end his life right there and then.

Homer spread his arms, took a deep breath, and was about to jump when he heard his wife’s domineering voice.

“Get down from there, you fool!” Henrietta yelled. “We just won the lottery.”

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  • 1. Joy Pixley  |  June 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Whew, what good timing!

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    • 2. plaridel  |  June 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      joy:

      yes, timing is everything. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Dale  |  June 14, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Well now, that changes things, doesn’t it? That was a fun one!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      dale:

      i’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. neelwritesblog  |  June 15, 2017 at 1:28 am

    A happy ending.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  June 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

      neel:

      everybody loves a happy ending. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. draliman  |  June 15, 2017 at 4:51 am

    That was a close one! Good job she didn’t decide to let him jump and keep all the money for herself.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  June 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

      draliman:

      she probably saw some hope left for him. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. jellico84  |  June 15, 2017 at 5:14 am

    I would’ve let him jump. Sorry, that’s cruel to say. Enjoyed the story!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  June 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

      jelli:

      i wouldn’t be surprised if she did. with all the money, she could’ve replaced him a better-looking hunk. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Alicia Jamtaas  |  June 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    HA!!!! What a delightful ending. Thank you Thank you Thank you

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    • 12. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

      alicia:

      you’re welcome! you’re welcome! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 16, 2017 at 2:38 am

    …and they lived happily ever after! Nice one

    My story is called ‘Someone’

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    • 14. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

      keith:

      hope springs eternal. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. granonine  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Ha! Saved financially, but the poor guy still has to deal with his bossy wife πŸ™‚

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    • 16. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

      linda:

      such is life. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  June 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Well done, love the funny ending to what could of been a tragedy.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      life lessons of a dog lover:

      i’m glad you liked it. it made it worthwhile writing it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. amiewrites74  |  June 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Good timing and great ending πŸ™‚

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    • 20. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      amiewrites:

      bless her heart, she wouldn’t let him get away that easy. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. michael1148humphris  |  June 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    You had me smiling, till I realised what his life might be like with such a woman.πŸ€•

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    • 22. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      michael:

      i guess he’d be alright. as they say, if it’s not to your liking, change your liking. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. Christine Goodnough  |  June 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Great little tale. Wonder if she was telling the truth, or if she had the guys with white jackets standing ready? (I’m being a cynic. πŸ˜‰ )
    Here’s hoping they lived happily and in relative prosperity ever after. (She probably didn’t let him manage the family finances, though.)

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    • 24. plaridel  |  June 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      christine:

      it’s understandable that you’d think that way considering that she wore the pants in the family. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. Sarah Ann  |  June 17, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Lovely set up and great turn around. I hope he didn’t start at her shouting and fall anyway.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  June 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      sarah ann:

      thank goodness! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. Ann GrubbsnCritters  |  June 17, 2017 at 2:49 am

    He might just be startled with joy and accidentally jumped…

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    • 28. plaridel  |  June 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      ann:

      if not for the word-limit, the outcome could have been different. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 32. Michael Wynn  |  June 17, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Wow just in time. Mind you if she hadn’t yelled she could have had the lot to herself, a new start and everything.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  June 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      mick:

      it looks like she wants to keep him for now. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 34. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  June 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I think the lottery went to one deserving…

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    • 35. plaridel  |  June 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      if it can save a life, it’s all worth it.

      Reply
  • 36. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  June 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Yay! Happy ending.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  June 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

      dawn:

      thank you for reading. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 38. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  June 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Ha Ha … some other women might have let him jump and keep the money all to herself. Good wife … good take on the photo.
    Isadora 😎

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    • 39. plaridel  |  June 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

      isadora:

      he must be forever grateful. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 40. wmqcolby  |  June 19, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Hahahaha! Terrific. There’s always a bright spot, even when it’s up in the sky. Nice work, Plaridel.

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    • 41. plaridel  |  June 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

      kent:

      thank you for reading. i’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 42. patriciaruthsusan  |  June 20, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Ha, ha. What started out as tragedy ended as comedy. Good writing, Plaridel. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • 43. plaridel  |  June 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Suzanne:

      i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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