A Web of Deceit

Photo copyright: Claire Sheldon.

Photo copyright: Claire Sheldon.

Jenny had had enough of Tim’s deceptions. Always he had a ready excuse for being late home. ‘The phone never stopped ringing honey’ or ‘the boss needed my help’. He was treating her like a fool.

She got out her craft box and set about designing him a birthday card with a difference.

‘It’s beautiful honey, too beautiful to put on my desk at work’; but she insisted.

She had constructed a web from wire clips, in its centre was a minuscule transmitter. It had been such delicate work.

‘Tim are you sure that your wife does not suspect’. 

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 70 Comments

  1. FabricatingFiction

    Ooh she’s very clever!

    1. Michael Humphris

      She surely was, she will be better off without him.

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Never cheat on an engineering wife…

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s so true,

  3. James


    1. Michael Humphris

      Spot on

  4. L.E.R.T

    Hahaha.. this was just too good. What a clever gal. Well written, Michael. I let out a hearty chuckle. Cheers, Varad

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am so glad that you chuckled Varad

  5. Moon

    He so deserved to know that his wife was way smarter than he had estimated her to be ! Cheers for the lady ! A great story, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      She is better off without him, it is his lose.

  6. granonine

    Oho! Smart!

    1. Michael Humphris

      She did good did she not.

      1. granonine

        Indeed she did. Love me a smart woman 🙂

        1. Michael Humphris

          Me to

  7. Iain Kelly

    Crafty woman!

    1. Michael Humphris

      He so under-estimated her.

  8. Tracey@MyBajaKitchen.com and TraceyDelaplainMD.com

    I was thinking about a poisoned pen myself.
    Good one,

    1. Michael Humphris

      That may come next, for she has the skills to do it, but in truth she is much to gentle to do it. Instead she will return to academia and become great. In time he will regret his office romance.

      1. Michael Humphris

        There is extra-curricular and extra-curricular.

  9. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Methinks Tim is about to be busted! Good one.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Rochelle, he is busted big time.

  10. plaridel

    i don’t think he’d have a clue. then again, it’s probably safe not knowing. men are entitled to some extra-curricular activities. 🙂

  11. wmqcolby

    Ohhhhh BOY! He’s SO gonna get busted for this. Cool story, Mike. I like the idea of paper clips in a webbed antenna configuration with a transmitter in it. Pretty cool!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Iyep he is well and truly busted, thank you for your comments

    2. Michael Humphris

      I she was a cool lady

  12. anintrovertedblogger

    I love this one!! She has one clever mind and good for her for using it!

    1. Michael Humphris

      She definately is a clever cookie, I am so glad that you enjoyed this story.

  13. Dale

    I love it. She knew deep down inside but needed proof… Smart one indeed!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am so very pleased that you enjoyed this story,

  14. patrickprinsloo

    Great. That magazine course in basic electronics seems to have done the job.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It certainly was a great course, thank you for taking the time to comment on this story.

  15. Sandra

    Never under-estimate a wife with a technical flair. Good story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s so true, he was a silly man. I am grateful for your comment

  16. jellico84

    A woman not so well deceived as the man believes. Good one! 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am so glad that you enjoyed this story. Thank you for commenting on it.

  17. justjoyfulness

    I hope she doesn’t kill him with a similarly engineered device 🙂 Well crafted story! Very clever.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do wonder if I had had another hundred words might she have gone down that path under my pen. Yet I did see her as a gentle soul, so perhaps not.

      1. justjoyfulness

        Just goes to show that you are a gentle soul yourself

        1. Michael Humphris

          You are to kind, but thank you.

  18. yarnspinnerr

    Neat and crafty take. Super plot.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Yarnspinnerr for such kind comments.

  19. Keith's Ramblings

    Yet another use for paper clips! I’l learning a lot today. Excellent!

    Please click to read my FriFic

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Keith, I to am learning. It is so fascinating to read the different stories that arise from a photo prompt

  20. draliman

    Clever lady!

    1. Michael Humphris

      She was that,

  21. Alicia Jamtaas

    Oh! She is brilliant!!!! Well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      She is certainly clever. Glad that you enjoyed this story.

  22. gahlearner

    Hah, crafty and clever. I see a boot in someone’s behind. Great story, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      A big boot I hope, I am glad that you enjoyed the story.

  23. rgayer55

    I guess we’ll get to hear the full playback of the recording on divorce court. Clever story, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Now you have given me an idea for a follow up story. Glad you enjoyed this story.

  24. csheldonblog

    SNEAKY! Good idea

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much.

  25. Christine Goodnough

    Well done, Michael — and Jenny.

    1. Michael Humphris

      We both thank you.

  26. Dahlia

    Very smart woman! Neatly done Micheal 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, she was certainly smart

  27. amiewrites74

    Busted! Go Jenny!

    1. Michael Humphris
    2. Michael Humphris

      I thank you, and enjoyed your comment

  28. Sarah Potter Writes

    I love it! Good for her. He’s definitely for it, big-time 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sarah. We may see Jenny again if I can get her to use her skills to tackle recycling, she and I are looking at Jute,

  29. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    A very clever write, Michael. It looks like Tim is about to have a pan hit over his head when he gets home.
    hahaha … fun story. I wish I could know more. Well done …

    1. Michael Humphris

      So so glad you enjoyed this story, we may see Jenny again. If I can get her to turn her skill set to saving the world.

      1. Inside the Mind of Isadora
  30. patriciaruthsusan

    Jenny is anything but a fool. Tim is in for an unpleasant surprise. Good writing, Michael. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Suzanne

  31. kittysverses

    Good writing, Michael. A great take on the prompt, a mix of humour and wit.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for such a positive comment.

      1. kittysverses

        Welcome, Michael. The pleasure is mine.

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