10 March 2023

Published March 8, 2023 by rochellewisoff

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Genre: Hysterical Fiction
Word Count: 100


            After reading the book Fascinating Womanhood, Shelley prepared a special candlelight dinner.  

            In anticipation of a romantic evening, Shelley fixed her hair and put on her sexiest dress to greet her husband when he came home.   

            At 5:30 she heard him pull into the garage. Heart thumping, she opened the door for him.

            Walking past her, Greg surveyed the dining room. “Did we have a power outage?” He flipped on the overhead light. Then he flopped on the couch and turned on the television.  

            After hitting him over the head with it, Shelley decided Fascinating Womanhood made a dandy doorstop.

You may or may not remember this book. Maybe it worked for some. 😉

65 comments on “10 March 2023

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Some (way more, but I’ll refrain) men are so damn clueless. Now I have the image of Evelyn asking Ed how he would react if she answered the door wearing only cellophane. At least he was honest, and said he’d have her institutionalized… (Fried Green Tomatoes reference). She was working hard to bring some zippidy doo inter her marriage too…. all for naught!

    Lotsa love and heard-headed love,


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  • I got a good chuckle out of this, Rochelle. As soon as my man grows long flowing locks and muscles like Fabio, he had better be happy with what he has. As a matter of fact, I think the man in your story is ❤

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    I had a good friend (she) once told me keep my mouth shut and to sit on my hands (esp. during any discussion like this). My wife seconds that instructional opinion.

    However, I must admit, there is a reason Carole King determined that she no longer needed men in life after the fourth divorce. Relationships are iffy even when they are friendships. 🙂

    Great idea for a book title though: “Head Knockers and Door Stops.”



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