100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #28

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This is only my second go at the 100 word challenge so be gentle with me 🙂 This weeks prompt is . . . you bought her what . . .

Surprise Gift

‘Have you tried Dingenhams? There’s bound to be something she’d like, perfume, a watch?’

‘Not a clue, wouldn’t it be better to give her money to choose her . . .’

‘I don’t believe it, you’ve been married thirty years dad’ exasperated she shoved the chair in. ‘last year you bought her what I told you to buy, for heaven’s sake you choose this time, it’s the thought that counts.’

***

            Back at the café, he beamed at her, ‘Sorted, look, she’ll love it.’

Stephanie rattled the bag and unwrapped . . . a bread knife.

You bought her what’?

 

 

 

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29 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #28

  1. LOL. My other half usually buys something that’s edible. It’s always something he likes – and he has absolutely no idea what I like…..

    I think he’s too old to change now 😆

  2. Clever to get the prompt in twice – and seemingly effortlessly both times. We’re all assuming she’s going to hate the knife, but you never know……. I bought my mom a bread knife for her last birthday and she LOVED it! Mind you, it was a left-handed knife and after years of butchering bread with a right-handed knife she was overjoyed to discover that actually she *can* cut straight. Maybe “Dad” has a left-handed wife?

  3. Gilly, I love this one. Totally reminds me of conversations with my Dad. Some men are just *too* practical when it comes to gift-giving!

  4. This is great! Typical man – they just don’t have a clue about presents, by and large. (There are a few exceptions!) I love the way you have put the prompt in twice, and it works both times. It may only be your second go, but I think you’ve jumped in with both feet now!

  5. A lovely story Gilly.
    Had me smiling at the end.
    I have to say that us men seem to be having a hard time in a number of the stories this week. I don’t think women realise just how hard it is for us men to choose presents – we never seem to get it right.
    I thought a bread knife seemed very sensible.

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