Credit where credit is due, this week’s Friday Fictioneer prompt was provided by C.E. Ayr. Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for keeping the challenge running on time. Off The Rails seemed an apt title for my contribution this week. I assure you, every word counts. More FF stories are here. Thanks for reading.
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Off The Rails
On a gloomy Tuesday, Cooper called Lou. Lou set down his phone. He was stunned. He felt used. A ticking time-bomb he couldn’t defuse had been tossed at his feet, there was nothing to do but go home to his wife and tell her the news.
“That Cooper should have to walk a mile in your shoes!”
“I know you are shocked. I’m dumbfounded too.”
“What happens next month when the mortgage is due?”
Lou smiled at his wife and held out his hand, “We’ll figure it out, Dear. I love you.”
“Sure we will. I love you too, Lou.”