Parting Gift

I guide her into the wine cellar. “Pick the best year.”

I shut the door, lower the latch behind her.

“Babe?” her muffled voice calls.

“You remember what I said our wedding night? ‘There’s nothing we can’t overcome as long as you never lie to me’? You lied. I saw you with Brent.”

Panicked knocking, her voice now shrill. “We were just working on a project!”

“You’re a hospital administrator in the middle of COVID. What the hell kind of project requires you to tongue your boss?”

Her silence is confirmation. I turn to leave her to her final drink.


© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday Fictioneers. Honestly, guys, how can you look at this photo prompt and not immediately think “Cask of Amontillado”?

12 thoughts on “Parting Gift

Leave a Reply to Nortina S. Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.