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I had heard vague rumors about the libertine weekend parties at the Wolfs’ lake house, WolfsLair. Wolf had made a fortune trading futures at the Merc and built a magnificent hunting lodge on the shore of Lake Michigan.
We’d never met, so I was surprised when the engraved invitation to come for the July 4th weekend arrived the morning after my new bride and I returned from our honeymoon. My luscious California girl immediately hit the Miracle Mile to outfit herself for 20 summer lake weekends.
The next day, I ran into Wolf’s wife Ilona, a statuesque Hungarian beauty, coming out of the espresso café. To my surprise she used her demitasse to insinuate herself through the sidewalk crowd directly to me, silkily demanding, “You both come this weekend, yes?”
“Of course,” I replied, “what can we bring?” (for what the hell can you bring to people who could buy several blocks of Chicago if they wanted??)
“Just your wife,” she smiled, showing her teeth and touching my arm with the points of her fingernails, “she looks delicious.”
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Your challenge for today was to use the picture above, and to write a flash fiction piece of 145-149 words, excluding the title. Additionally, I provided this key word to be used somewhere in the story:
I know, I know, I violated my own imposed word count. Couldn’t cut it any more and still have it come through as I wanted it to read. Chastise me in the comments!
If you are playing along this week, please leave your link below using the widget you see. Your link will appear in the widget itself, not in the comments, so everyone that’s playing will be listed here below. Go check them out, and thanks to all who played along. Authors: remember that you may choose to put in a general link to your blog, or a specific link to your fiction post. I recommend a specific link so that readers passing through days, weeks, or months from now will go straight to the story.
- Kentucky Honey – FFF (ramthesunlover.com)
- Every Man’s Fantasy – FFF (ramthesunlover.com)
- The Bacchanalia, The Butler and The Blindfold – FFF (ramthesunlover.com)