Locked Up

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He tried the combination, it didn’t open.  He swore he had the numbers right.  He wrote them down when they first got the lock and had used the combination before.  Why were the numbers not working?

Suddenly it made sense.  He had thought something was different, now he knew what it was.  It was a blue face for the dial, not green.  She had changed the lock.  Now he had to wait for her to get back from wherever, to gather the last of his things.  He didn’t have much, but he was ready to be out of her hair.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – combination

Not A Good Start

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The couple walked up to the gate.  Josh stooped down and was messing with the padlock on the gate.  Mary let out a sigh and said, “What are you doing now, it is cold out here?”

“Just be patient.  I have to finagle the lock and then the honeymoon begins.”

“Wait, you don’t have the key? WHAT ARE YOU DOING?  Breaking us into this mountain hideaway?”

Josh flashed her a grin and said, “Only the best for my baby.”

“No way, I am not going to start my marriage with a B and E on my record.  Take me home.”


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – finagle