Every Fourth Tuesday – Friday Fictioneers, July 2020

Copyright A Noni Mouse.


Mrs Robinson slid off the kitchen table, smoothing her skirt over her knees.

It would be nice, just occasionally, if he’d stay awhile afterwards, perhaps share a glass of wine, a cupcake even.

As ever though, his mind was now elsewhere. She studied his muscular back, remembering a time when …

He turned, his dispassionate gaze raking her body from head to toe.

His face softened slightly, as though comprehending her needs, her frailties.

“If you’ll show me where the dustpan and brush are, I’ll sweep these up for you, shall I?” he asked, indicating the yellowed toenail clippings on the kitchen floor.


Why? Whatever were you thinking?  An outing for another retread, this time from six years ago.   Thanks once again to Rochelle for her leadership of the Friday Fictioneers.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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66 Responses to Every Fourth Tuesday – Friday Fictioneers, July 2020

  1. ceayr says:

    You are a bad, bad, lady, Mrs Crook!


  2. neilmacdon says:

    Bad behaviour all round! And a lovely twist


  3. Reena Saxena says:

    She got more than she expected, perhaps 🙂


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, maybe next time, he sounds like a keeper if he’s willing to do a bit of housekeeping.

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  5. MrBinks says:

    Rug. Taken.

    Loved this.


  6. Sue says:

    Oh, brilliant!


  7. Dear Sandra,

    Now I have Simon and Garfunkel singing “Mrs. Robinson” in my ear. You naughty girl. This was fun to read again. 😉




  8. That was splendid piece of misdirection!


  9. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Yes, just what you were AFRAID I was thinking. Nothing is sexier than toenails. Ya got me, Sandra! Five out of five nail fungi.


  10. Tannille says:

    That’s true love right there… a man who cleans. 😀. But eww toenails.


  11. Dale says:

    Oh Sandra! You are so bad you’re the best!


  12. Anita says:

    Great twist!
    That’s a real neat man 🙂


  13. Now that was an unexpected ending!


  14. Bill says:

    In baseball we call that a curve-ball. Well done.


  15. Danny James says:

    That’s pretty hot!


  16. Ha ha – well I wasn’t thinking THAT when I was reading this! Thanks for surprising me, Sandra.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  17. plaridel says:

    first, taking care of the yellowed toenail clippings. how considerate of him. i wonder what’s next? 🙂


  18. msjadeli says:

    Wonderful characterizations, Sandra! A conscientious and kind home health aide is a blessing. One should be so bestowed with one that’s a hunk as well 🙂

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  19. Perfect cheat, Sandra. My mom cuts my dad’s toenails now as he can’t really reach them and I think that’s true love!!


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  20. oneta hayes says:

    Clever! Enjoyed it much. Great ending. And it fits the picture.


  21. Oh, very sneaky! I loved the twist.


  22. trishsplace says:

    Clever. Setting it up with Mrs Robinson sliding off the table started the mind thinking ‘sexy’! And then the twist. Good one.


  23. Mike says:

    Lovely, and a good misdirect.


  24. Liz Young says:

    Heehee! You got me! Excellent mis-guidance.


  25. draliman says:

    Aw, I’m slightly disappointed 😉 Nice one!


  26. doodletllc says:

    So sad…such a lost, tired soul. Excellent.


  27. James McEwan says:

    The podiatrist takes his time to do her nails as she dreams of her social needs.
    A lovely story that holds your attention with naughty thoughts.


  28. I love that last detail. You go from sexy to gross in seconds flat. Well done!


  29. subroto says:

    Ooh that’s clever. Her feelings and desires are real, you have such a gift for observation.


  30. It started off so Mills and Boon, and then… Nice one Sandra.


  31. Oh Sandra, hilarious. The things that go on in kitchens these days. Great take.


  32. tedstrutz says:

    Many good things in this story. Took a moment to comprehend, that’s good flash fiction.


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