Doing An Investigate [fffc]

Blonde woman smoking detective

Of all the PI offices in all the world, she had to walk into mine. A cloud of Chanel No. 5 surrounded her as she leaned over my desk, blew smoke in my face, and said, “I need something investigated. Desperately.”

“Lady, I gotta tell you,” I told her, trying to ignore her lush looks and focus on the matter at hand. “This is a non-smoking building.”

She leaned closer and asked in that husky voice, “Are you gonna call the police?” Still, she put out the cigarette, sauntered around the side of my desk, and sat on my lap.

“This feels like a one-man job.” I began to unbutton her jacket. “What did you want me to investigate?”

“I think my bra is a counterfeit.” She slid out of her jacket, flung it on my desk, and removed the lace and silk confection so I could make a thorough assessment.


Later, as we restored our clothing to its proper state, she said, “Hurry up, honey. I want to get home in time to read Alex his bedtime story, and you promised to help Mandy with her math.”

“OK.” I locked up and we walked out to the parking lot. As I followed my wife home, I noticed her right taillight was out and made a note to myself to replace it this weekend.

©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 218 (225 words).

30 responses to “Doing An Investigate [fffc]

  1. Excellent 

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  2. I enjoyed your story, Paula. Excellent way to keep a marriage lively.

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  3. What an exciting wife, I think this marriage is going to last.

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  4. A little role playing can help keep the amorous sparks alive. Nice one, Paula! 👍

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  5. Haha! Good take Paula 😂

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  6. Really enjoyable, Paula

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  7. Reality always wins! LOL

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  8. Haha! This was great, Paula! Great story! ❤️

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  9. Awww! Sweet story! You romantic, you! ⚘️

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  10. That’s such a great story Paula 😃

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  12. I’m late to the party, just submitting my story. I thought of doing something along these same lines but changed my mind. I’m so glad you did it. Very enjoyable read.

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