‘We should establish boundaries, thresholds. And have a safe word.’

‘Sure, what like?’


‘Okay, ‘love’ it is. Should we use our real names or different ones?’

‘Different ones, you choose mine.’


‘Okay, and for you, Lorenzo.’

‘Lorenzo? Really?’

‘I thought you wanted me to be in charge?’

‘Lorenzo it is. Anything else?’

‘You have to wear these.’


‘You said we were to be open about what we desired.’

‘I know but…’

‘No ‘buts.”

‘I have one request though.’

‘Go on then.’

‘Can we make it Monday night instead, only the football is on the TV Sunday evening.’


‘Sorry, Barbara.’

Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt –  Open curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.

37 responses to “AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP”

  1. Love the story through dialogue, very witty and fun. Well done.


    1. Thank you so much 🙂


  2. She should run away and not look back if football takes precedence over everything ha-ha! 😀

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    1. It seems they want different things from their relationship, doesn’t it 😉

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    1. It takes all sorts 🙂

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  3. Cute. I planned our wedding and honeymoon around my husband’s sporting events so I get it!

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    1. It’s all about compromise! Thanks Janet 🙂

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  4. deborahsdeliberations Avatar

    😀 Poor Barbara.

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    1. Not what she had hoped for! 😉


  5. I found this hysterically funny, for some strange reason. Maybe because it’s too true?

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    1. Thank you Alana, glad it made you smile 🙂


  6. so that
    is real
    love 🙂

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    1. I like to think so – a bit of give and take 🙂

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  7. ha ha! I don’t like sports so She wouldn’t have that problem with me

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    1. I’ll let her know Larry 😉

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  8. Ha ha. We can’t have Frank miss his football, can we?

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    1. He knows what he likes 😉


  9. Ha ha. Is it the Women’s World Cup? He should be all right. 🙂

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  10. I don’t rate Frank’s chances now! 💜

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    1. He may have blown it! 🙂


  11. Nice one Iain. Somehow swinging never seemed so prosaic..

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    1. Right? It doesn’t all have to be seedy and sordid 😉

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  12. A humorous twist at the end!
    Congrats on the novel being out.

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    1. Thank you so much. Sequel coming soon. It’s a little bit future sci-fi, so if you get a chance check it out, would love to know what you think.


  13. Ha, ha, ha! Iain, this is great! Very funny and the words dance off the page. 🙂


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    1. Thank you Debbie, so pleased you saw the humor in it 🙂

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      1. Definitely did, Iain! So great. 🙂

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