CSB Prompt For Week of November 10 – Tomorrow

This is in response to the Community Story Board Prompt for this week: Tomorrow by Julian Froment. You can see Julian’s here;     http://goo.gl/ujGp3c

Just Wait by John W. Howell ©2013

“Okay what did you say?”

“I said I can’t believe you forgot about picking me up.”

“Aw honey I didn’t forget.”

“I don’t know what you call it then. I waited at the airport for an hour and no you.”

“I know, I know. It’s just─”

“Just what you dead beat?”

“Well it’s just I made a mistake that’s all. I thought your flight was tomorrow. ”

“Mistake. I would say leaving your wife at the airport so she has to call a cab cause your sorry ass can’t answer the phone is more than a mistake. I told you when I left when the flight was. Here’s the damn schedule right on the table where I left it.”

“I wasn’t home to answer the phone.”

“Tell me something else I don’t know. Who were you with? That slut of a sister-in-law of yours?”

“Naw I was not with Teresa. I was at the doctors.”

“The doctors? What the hell you doing at the doctors.”

“This pain in my chest is worse.”

“Pain what pain?”

“I told you I had a pain.”

“You mean that pain you mentioned a month ago?”

“Yeah that’s it.”

“You said it was cause you got hit on the job. What did the doctor say?”


“What? What ya mean tumor?”

“Yeah he said they need to operate tomorrow. If not I would have to wait a month and he thought that might be too late. I told him I couldn’t tomorrow cause you needed to be picked up from the airport.”

“No wait. Call the doctor and tell him you can do it tomorrow.”

“Too late. His office called and told me before you came in they had another in my place.”


About John W. Howell

I have been working in business for over forty years and now have the time to work in special areas of interest. My passion has always been to create compelling stories of fiction. I have authored two novels and am working on my third. The first novel is still in manuscript form and being utilized as a door stop in the laundry room. The second is a contemporary fiction novel of 89,000 words and is complete and I am currently seeking a publisher. I also write poetry but have not had the guts to share any with anyone. The one time I read a piece to a person their only comment was, “it doesn’t rhyme.” I will continue to write and hopefully my blog, Fiction Favorites at www.johnwhowell.com will provide some entertainment and an interesting thought or two. I live by the Gulf of Mexico with my wife Molly and an assortment of loving pets.

17 comments on “CSB Prompt For Week of November 10 – Tomorrow

  1. Ouch. That’s going to hurt for a while. Though, wouldn’t his sister-in-law be his wife’s sister? Not sure if you were going for laughs on that one, but I’m still chuckling about that line.

  2. Wow… agree with Charles. Very well done, that ending just smacked me a good one.

  3. John, you’re making us think. I enjoyed this and now I feel a bit guilty about being a bit of a bossy wife at times. 🙂

  4. this is great, John!

  5. I loved this, John – that certainly is one way to tame a bit of a shrew (or at least put her in her place for a moment!)

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