Doing Laundry

January 19, 2023 at 8:29 am 30 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 20 January 2023

Na’ama Yehuda
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehuda

 
It was a perfect addition to her Barbie Collection. Looking back, Victoria had fun playing with it and learning the basics of doing laundry.

But now that she was married and had a growing family of her own, reality struck. She found doing laundry very tedious, especially with Austin not willing to share the load. Her husband’s main excuse was that it was an unmanly thing to do.

Tonight Victoria planned on getting even. When Austin felt the urge to unload, he wouldn’t get a free ride. She’d tell him to leave her alone and do it on his own.
 

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  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  January 19, 2023 at 8:41 am

    I’d like to see Austin trying to do it on his own!

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      iain:

      prepare to be disappointed. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. rochellewisoff  |  January 19, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Austin has a lot to learn and I think Victoria’s just the one to teach him.

    Shalom.

    Rochelle

    PS “‘have’ a growing family” – should be “has”

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    • 4. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      rochelle:

      what can i do without you? corrected as we speak.

      Reply
      • 5. rochellewisoff  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:20 pm

        It’s okay, Plaridel. I’m glad you’re not put off by my correcting you. When I’m speaking or writing in a language that’s not my first I want to be corrected. For that matter I want my mistakes in English to be corrected as well. 😉 And…I have great admiration or those who are fluent in a second language. I speak some Spanish and some Hebrew but wouldn’t call myself anything near fluent.

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        • 6. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 11:17 pm

          rochelle:

          thanks again. i realize i’m not there yet. your taking the time to point grammatical errors in my writing is deeply appreciated.

          Reply
  • 7. Na'ama Yehuda  |  January 19, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Yep, if he can’t carry his own weight (and help with the laundry), he ain’t worth keeping around … 😉

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      na’ama:

      i totally agree. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. neilmacdon  |  January 19, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I’m not sure he’s going to learn his lesson

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 11:16 pm

      neil:

      you’ll never know. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Mason Bushell  |  January 20, 2023 at 3:14 am

    I hope he learns his lesson. Everyone should do their fair share.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  January 20, 2023 at 3:19 pm

      mason:

      that’s the foundation of a good relationship.

      Reply
      • 13. Mason Bushell  |  January 21, 2023 at 1:15 am

        It really is and it’s so overlooked too!

        Reply
        • 14. plaridel  |  January 23, 2023 at 11:14 am

          mason:

          i know.

          Reply
  • 15. Liam  |  January 20, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Going to work naked is also unmanly.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  January 20, 2023 at 3:19 pm

      liam:

      true that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. poetisatinta  |  January 20, 2023 at 11:57 am

    I was reading something into this – with the ‘When Austin felt the urge to unload’ – thought it was a euphemism probably just my mind could do with a rinse! 🙂

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 20, 2023 at 3:19 pm

      poetisatinta:

      it’s all about perception, of course. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Bill  |  January 20, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Me thinks Austin is just lazy. She could just not do his laundry and let him. Problem solved. 🙂 I do think both he and she would benefit from learning a few things.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 20, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      bill:

      i’d say amen to that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Alicia Jamtaas  |  January 21, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    I think Victoria is going to whip him into shape or let him go!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  January 23, 2023 at 11:14 am

      alicia:

      if he knows what’s best for him, he should. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. msjadeli  |  January 22, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Interesting double entendre there, Plaridel. I have a feeling Austin will start helping with the laundry — or he will start “working late” and start visiting hookers.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 23, 2023 at 11:13 am

      msjadeli:

      you did get it. just can’t help myself when the opportunity knocks. 🙂

      Reply
      • 27. msjadeli  |  January 23, 2023 at 12:12 pm

        Awesome. Well done 🙂

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        • 28. plaridel  |  January 25, 2023 at 6:22 pm

          msjadeli:

          it’s very generous of you. 🙂

          Reply
  • 29. Tannille  |  January 22, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Oh no. Does he know how to turn the machine on? She might be sorry.

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  January 23, 2023 at 11:13 am

      tannille:

      it takes practice of course. 🙂

      Reply

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