Saturday, August 27, 2011

Claudia/Had to Know



Last Saturday in August so this is the last Saturday Centus for August! Jenny tossed out a weird one today. I am late but finally had a little something that came to me while fixing lunch. For complete rules to play and for more 100 word Centus writings. go to: ttp://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/08/saturday-centus-surprise-im-pregnant.html
                                          
                                    Had to Know

Today was the day. It would be a test, one her friend warned her against trying. Jerrod wasn’t ready for a baby, but Mallory’s biological clock was running out. Jerrod had every reason in the book for not starting a family while he promised he would someday. Was he faking his true feelings? Mallory had to know.



That evening she met Jerrod at the door, looking chipper, and with a chilled glass of red wine in her hand.


Surprise! I’m pregnant!


Jerrod’s expression turned to stone. Resentment charged through his eyes, anger rumpled his lips, Mallory’s answer was written all over his face.

16 comments:

Judie said...

Better now than later. She is one smart woman. But he did tell her in advance, didn't he! Good writing, Claudia.

beckyp said...

great post Too bad he flunked the test but she probably should not have tricked him like that

Dazee Dreamer said...

OMG, Not going to turn out good for dear ole Mallory. Yikes

But other than that. Great Job.!

Jo said...

At least she knows ... and the consequences of knowing are much better than that of not knowing.

jfb57 said...

You went down the same route as me. The cad! I'm sure there are lots of women who have had these situations to cope with.


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Sue said...

Oh dear. He flunked big-time. But she seems a little shady herself...

;)

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent job !

Knowing he wasn't ready and yet going ahead in stealth without telling him ? Great way to corner a man, but not to keep him !!!

Ames said...

I agree with Judie. What a dipwad! Adios and Good riddance too!~Ames

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing she found out now, rather than when it is the real thing! What a jerk!

karen S. said...

Knowing is good...much better than later...excellent writing!

cj Schlottman said...

She may have tested him too soon! Maybe a year later, the reaction would have been the polar opposite. Her trickery may have just blown up in her face. (Just a thought).

Namaste..........cj

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Clever girl! I'd like to know his reaction when he finds out she scammed him.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I'm so mad at Jerrod! Good thing she found out about his attitude now. Good centus. laurie @ Battling My Inner Critic

Tina said...

Oh dear surprises are not his thing then lol ;-)

Anna said...

Dear Claudia,
Clever girl! Well-written centus!

Thank you for visiting my post, which is actually two. Please take a peek at 'Part Two', if you have the time.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 69 'Surprise, I'm pregnant - Part One'
Anna's SC wk 69 'Surprise, I'm pregnant - Part Two'

Jenny said...

Hey, if you wanna play you might have to pay ... ha!

This was so well-written...and very, very believable. Not that I've personally experienced anything almost exactly like that...ahem...ahem...