No Returns


"Take it back," Simone shouted. "Don't buy me any more expensive gifts because you have a guilty conscience!" 

Stunned by the intensity of her anger, Barry did his best to calm Simone's rage.  "Honey you're talking crazy, I haven't done anything to be guilty for," he protested, averting his eyes.

"Yeah okay, give me the keys and I'll take it on a test drive to the convenience store to pick up a couple things," Simone said, apparently calming down.

Thirty minutes later the neighborhood was rocked by an explosion and Barry ran to the front door in time to see the brand new vehicle engulfed in flames while Simone walked away smiling.

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I'm joining Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
for Six Sentence Stories
where the cue this week is "back"
 

26 comments:

  1. She must have picked up a Samsung Galaxy 7 Note!

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    1. Hahaha, great answer Kristi! You made me laugh this morning! :-) My son actually bought one of those right before the recall and refuses to exchange it because he doesn't want to go through the bother of setting everything up again. Yikes!

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  2. So did she blow it up or did she avoid getting killed by setting off a trap???

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    1. Ahhh, now that's an angle I hadn't thought of! It's surely possible, but I think that might be a little obvious to the police!

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  3. Is she an ingrate, or is he a cad?

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    1. I think that's the telling question of this story, Mimi!

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    1. She does sound pretty out of control... or maybe she's just had enough!

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  5. that is the sign of an excellent Six! (the comments above asking questions that I also am thinking about... was it a bomb with a bad timer (vote 1 for 'cad') or did she molotov it herself (vote 2 for 'ingrate')
    lol

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    1. Thank you Clark, I think we are left with that bit of uncertainty here, do we see the picture clearly, or are we missing some of the facts? That's true of most life stories witnessed by outsiders.

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  6. I think I would have kept the car and blown up the relationship. Not Barry!Just the relationship. 😼

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    1. I like the way you think, Patricia! It wasn't really the car's fault after all! Definitely, this relationship has some issues, trust being the BIG one!

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  7. I like the Samsung Note idea. :-) Once a man I had dated tried to revive our friendship by showing up at my place with a brand new sports car for me. Since I suspected he dealt drugs (and because he was kind of weasel-y, which is why I'd stopped seeing him in the first place), I told him to take the car and himself away. Looks like Simone was a little more forceful. :-)

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    1. I loved the Samsung comment...too funny! Sounds like you were smart and sensed the signs of trouble before it got to the explosive stage. I am always wary of people who think relationships require expensive gifts. One small flower or a piece of chocolate says much more about the thought involved!

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  8. Great story. Makes you want to know more about their relationship. I wondered what he'd been up to as he obviously has something to hide "averted his eyes"!
    That's Purrfect

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    1. I think you caught the key point here, he obviously has ulterior motives in giving it to her regardless of who actually caused the car to explode.

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  9. Simone was quite canny then and didn't get in the car when he set off the remote detonator to blow the car up.

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    1. If that's the case, I'm certainly glad she caught on before she was blown to pieces with the car, but he certainly didn't make any attempt to hide his crime then!

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  10. Heh. This would make a great movie scene.

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    1. I think you're right, Lisa! We would know by their reactions if he set the car to explode or if she did.

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  11. The averted eyes description is the foreshadowing that makes you think he's the cad, and yay, Simone dodged a bullet (or the explosion). But that smile on Simone's face, was it a smirk, a smile of satisfaction or what? Great story!

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    1. You caught that, Val! He certainly doesn't want to look her in the eyes for some reason. I'd like to know too if it was his intent to do away with her or if she was making a very clear statement. We need to see her face. Lisa is right, it would make a good movie scene, everyone likes exploding tempers... and cars in movies! :-)

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  12. Oh twist!!! Now, did she do it.... or did Barry set up a trap for his wife? Intriguing. Barry dude... what did you do?!!! ha.

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    1. Not quite as straight forward as it first appears it seems! :-)

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