100 Word Challenge: The Surprise

This was written for Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The prompt for this week's challenge is "bustier" (you know, as in "lifts and separates"?).  For more sexy lingerie, visit the Challenge's temporary home, graciously provided by LouCeel, and check out the comments section.

The Surprise

They’d been married barely a year, and she felt she really didn’t know Jim. Their conflicting schedules certainly did nothing to help that situation. Her evening shift at the hospital meant she was long gone before Jim got home.

But, tonight, she’d gotten out of work early and she was going to surprise him. She let herself into the apartment quietly, and tiptoed into the bedroom. Jim was standing in front of the mirror in her favorite black satin bustier, turning this way and that.

He winked and said, “What do you think, Honey? Does this make me look fat?”



  1. Our minds certainly seem to run in similar directions. Love this.

  2. OMG!! I'm laughing so hard! I wonder how many others had the same thought. Makes me wonder who bustiers are really meant for. Loved your last line "...Does this make me look fat?"

  3. oh my...hahaha...nope, not even going to try it...shivers.

  4. Ha! Is there something that made you and Lou think this way? Because this took me by surprise and I laughed my butt off. I've always been told I'm naive :)
    Loved it.

  5. Patti,

    You and I are both imagining men dressed up as women? YIKES!! Tenth Daughter is messing with our heads ;)! I know this was another prompt, but the irony couldn't be missed by me.

  6. Ha! My mind's a blank, got nothing except, Ha!

  7. Made me laugh and laughter is a good thing!

  8. Bwahaha... didn't see that one coming. Too funny. Great job Patti.

  9. the sad thing is that some guys look way better in those things than I do!

    not really. i'm just making a joke. i look awesome in those things.

  10. Thank you, Everyone. I'm glad this brought a smile to your face.

    She Writes: Ya think? ;-)

    Goddess: Yeah, well, I can guarantee that Jim looks way better in that black satin bustier than I would!

  11. Hahaha! Makes one wonder what Jim does on the nights that she doesn't sneak home early!


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