“I don’t like how he talks to her. Like he’s commanding a dog rather than speaking to his wife.”
The new engineer and his bride were the latest topic of gossip at the company picnic.
Ross schmoozed with bosses while Betsy lingered on the fringes, speaking only to Ross when he snapped his fingers for another burger or beer.
She kept her eyes down and her responses monosyllabic.
Whispers ran through the crowd, judging Ross as a miserable, possibly abusive husband.
Once at home, behind closed doors, their demeanor transformed, transposed.
Betsy knew how to discipline without leaving a mark.
100 Word Song, is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. The Challenge is to compose a story in exactly 100 words. This week’s challenge is inspired by Diana Krall’s, “Peel Me a Grape.”