‘Do you have a preference?’

‘About what?’


‘Huh?’ Arthur turned from the game on the television and looked at her.

‘That got your attention. Christmas dinner, turkey or duck?’

Arthur turned back to the game. ‘Whatever.’

‘Fine.’ It would be nice if he took an interest, but she didn’t need him to. Her weekly appointments with Jessica were all the interest she needed. Maybe one day she would tell him, see if that distracted him from the bloody television.

Her phone beeped. She read the message. ‘Just popping out. Going to visit Jessica for a massage.’

‘Thought you got a massage yesterday? Can you bring me a fresh one?’ He waved an empty beer bottle vaguely in the air.

‘Sure thing.’ She left him a cold one on the table next to him. ‘Enjoy the game.’

Would he notice if she didn’t come back at all? Now that was a tempting thought.

Written for #FOWC, hosted by Fandango on his blog This, That and the Other. Today’s prompt word was: Preference. Click on the link to read contributions from other writers.


20 responses to “SEXUAL PREFERENCE”

  1. Ooh I am thinking the husband better pay attention before all he has is ONLY the TV to pay attention too!

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    1. Lol, exactly. How long before he notices she’s moving out!! 🙂


  2. absolutely true. My wife’s speciality is expecting me to drop everything while she comes and witters something at me. My speciality is trying to ignore her! 🤣

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    1. It’s an art, to look like your listening! 🙂

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      1. Yup, I wish I could do that 🤣

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  3. Nice work, Iain, That made me chuckle. The use of sex to get attention and then seemingly slipping out for some too. A great use of the prompt and title too.

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    1. Thanks Mason, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  4. Really good! I remember cussing a lurid blue streak, and when he stood there with his mouth hanging open, I said, “Now that I have your attention…”

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    1. There are ways to get our attention! 😉


  5. Love this Iain! Relationships and all their issues are what fascinates me and I often write similar short stories 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Linda, much appreciated and glad you loved it 🙂

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  6. I hope his telly keeps him warm at night and brings him a beer when he’s dry … haha

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    1. I wish my telly did that too! 😉

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