Open Book

September 11, 2019 at 9:58 am 42 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 13 September 2019

C.E.Ayr
Photo Credit: C.E.Ayr

 
Scott was good looking and could make her laugh. It didn’t hurt that he was also an investment banker according to his singles dating profile.

After seeing each other for six months, Scott wanted to take their relationship to the next level.

“My life is an open book,” he said. “I have nothing to hide.”

Still, there were pages Amelia wasn’t allowed to see. So she hired a private investigator to find out more about him. It was money well-spent.

It didn’t take long for Amelia to know that he was actually married with kids and a used car salesman.

Entry filed under: Blogroll, Daily Post, friday fictioneers. Tags: , , , .

Wordless Wednesday: Really Cool Sax Display Wordless Wednesday: World’s Largest Boar

42 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  September 11, 2019 at 10:16 am

    That’s how it is with bankers

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  September 11, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      neil:

      or with somebody pretending to be one. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. M K Zebra  |  September 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Imagine if the wife’s PI found Amelia first!

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  September 11, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      m k zebra:

      i know what you mean. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. Susan A Eames  |  September 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Uh oh. Lucky she followed her instincts and checked up on him. Good take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  September 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      susan:

      indeed, she was lucky before it was too late. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Iain Kelly  |  September 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I guess Scott just wanted to live a different life for a while!

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  September 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      iain:

      it’s scott undergoing a midlife crisis. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. rochellewisoff  |  September 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Great use of the prompt. It’s a good thing Amelia acted on her instincts. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  September 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      rochelle:

      that was the first thing that came to mind when i looked at the picture. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Nan Falkner  |  September 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    SHE IS BRILLIANT! I love this – common sense too! ha ha ha –

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:23 am

      nan:

      what a nice compliment. she’s be glad to hear that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  September 12, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Used car salesmen are not to be trusted – I should know, I was one!

    My story is a but click away!

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:23 am

      keith:

      you’re probably an exception to the rule. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. msjadeli  |  September 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    There’s a name for it: catfishing. In this day and age one can never be too careful. Glad she was smart.

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:23 am

      msjadeli:

      so that’s what it’s called. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Tannille  |  September 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Loved that you pulled the β€œopen book” metaphor.

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:22 am

      tannille:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  September 12, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Nice use of the photo. Although in this case she was justified, Amelia is quite an untrusting sort of person!

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:21 am

      draliman:

      anyone you meet online should be cosidered suspect nowadays. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. Abhijit Ray  |  September 13, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Only thing that stood scrutiny was Scott’s good looks. Even a private investigator could not take that away from him.

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:21 am

      abhijit:

      you’re absolutely right πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. James McEwan  |  September 13, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Ah those little white lies turn on you. i liked how the trail of lies were eventual turned around – Investment banker to car salesman.

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  September 13, 2019 at 9:21 am

      james:

      truth has a way of coming out sooner or later.

      Reply
  • 25. michael1148humphris  |  September 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    All thoughts cars to drive and still he needs to play the field so to speak.

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  September 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm

      michael:

      is it lovely? πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. Dale  |  September 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Why is it when they insist they are telling the truth, I am prone to think they are not?
    The cad!

    Reply
    • 28. plaridel  |  September 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm

      dale:

      you’re absolutely right. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. granonine  |  September 14, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Anyone who says, “I’m an open book,” in my experience, is not.

    Great story.

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  September 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      linda:

      thank you for reading and support as usual. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. subroto  |  September 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Ah! The ‘open book’ gambit, too bad it didn’t work. Nice one.

    Reply
    • 32. plaridel  |  September 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      subroto:

      i guess you win some, you lose some. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. Shweta Suresh  |  September 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Amelia had a very narrow escape. Great story, plaridel!

    Reply
    • 34. plaridel  |  September 15, 2019 at 8:32 am

      shweta:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 35. Sandra  |  September 15, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Open book, hey? Printed on one side only, by the sound of it.

    Reply
    • 36. plaridel  |  September 15, 2019 at 8:32 am

      sandra:

      my point exactly. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  September 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    This was right before Scott was going to get some money from her I expect.

    Reply
    • 38. plaridel  |  September 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      you nailed it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 39. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  September 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    What a banker! like you say money well spent

    Reply
    • 40. plaridel  |  September 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

      shrawley:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 41. patriciaruthsusan  |  September 16, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Good use of the prompt, Plaridel. His life was far from an open book. Her use of the detective was certainly money well spent. Well written. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    Reply
    • 42. plaridel  |  September 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

      suzanne:

      you can’t be too trusting nowadays. πŸ™‚

      Reply

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,122 other followers

Right Brain vs. Left Brain Test

In My Community

Recent Posts

Blog Stats

  • 130,420 hits
Flag Counter

%d bloggers like this: