We Should Unionise…


Harriet’s husband came home early, prompting a mad dash across the bedroom, into a walk-in-wardrobe. There, the adulterer discovered a similarly naked man cowering amidst fur coats and party frocks.

His first heightened thought: Is nothing sacred?

They listened as a (potentially) murderous and drunken Goliath showered his wife with clumsy kisses before collapsing into an uneasy stupor.

A sliver of light illuminated their escape route – a bathroom and a flat roof beyond.

Creeping and held breath led them to freedom. Under the moon’s gaze, one crammed into a little black dress; the other resplendent in a ball-gown, they exchanged unfathomable expressions before parting company, their adrenaline sufficiently expunged for the time being…


Written for: Friday Fictioneers


Filed under Flash fiction

17 responses to “We Should Unionise…

  1. An interesting sight for the neighbours if they happen to glance outside as the two make their escape… Great laugh Martin.

  2. Ah ha! A serial adulteress? Nice one!

  3. A threesome is in order here. Excellent story, Martin.

  4. Hoho! This was absolute fun, Martin. Loved the last line. Brilliant.

  5. Where does the woman find her energy? Nice image of two men in party frocks, escaping across the flat roof. Made me smile

  6. Haha! Great comic tale. I loved the way Goliath ‘showered’ his wife with kisses – what a wonderful punning use of the prompt!

  7. The Goliath’s wife must be something.

  8. Dear Martin,

    It took me a couple of reads…oh dear. She needs to be more organized. 😉



  9. Boy, she’s keeping busy. 🙂 It took me a minute to figure out that they’d grabbed her clothes. Oh dear, I think I might have just gone out naked than in a ballgown!

  10. Woman must have an EverReady battery in her body!

  11. Dale

    Busy woman! Talk about double-booking… this is definitely of another level!

  12. This story gives fresh meaning to the phrase: “busy day”.
    Very well conjured up and executed…I hope.
    You could well add Oscar from my story for further excitement. He’s very protective.
    xx Rowena

  13. I am worn out just reading this, Martin. Thanks for a witty and different take on the prompt.

  14. I believe this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship…

  15. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    Delightfully creative take on the prompt. Love the image of the two men in frocks sneaking out.

  16. Haha the images created were funny 😀

  17. Ball gown and crammed dress. I could see that. Did one of the adulterers look like Tom Hanks? XD Well done!

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