The affaire

by | Jul 26, 2021 | challenges, Family, fiction

I just wanted to go home. I promise. After a hell of a day in the office, I was exhausted and needed a good rest.
Not so easy to find it in a house with four kids, two of them already difficult adolescents and a wife overwhelmed by her job and the situation at home, like me.
My boss had yelled at me for a stupid misunderstanding like he always does. He doesn’t know to talk like an average person. Only whispers or yells. Nothing in between. I can’t stand him. I was tired of him, tired of life when I arrived at the highway interchange. Completely distracted by my thoughts, I missed my exit. I tried to navigate the signs and follow the arrows looking for my way home. I even turned on my phone navigator. But the interchanger was too complicated for my state of mind.
I looked thru the window and saw a beautiful woman driving with the same tired expression as mine.
I gave a honk, and she looked at me surprised. I didn’t think twice. I mouthed to her: follow me!
And to my wonder, she did!
I forgot my exit and drove away from the interchanger and my neighbourhood. My heart was pounding. I took a road to a forest, looking at the rearview to see if the other car was still following me. It was. We stopped at a little Mountain Hotel just when the sun was setting.
The view was breathtaking, the air fresh and cold.
The woman came to met me and told me laughing:
-You are crazy!
-I think we both are, I answered
-A bad day in the office? she asked me.
-I suppose more or less like yours.
-What’s your plan?
-Have a quiet dinner and spend a night with a beautiful woman.
-What about the kids? asked my wife
-I’ll call Tom. He is always available to take care of them. They’ll enjoy a night with their favourite uncle.
-Perfect. Be quick. I can’t wait for our night.

FFFC: 128


  1. Fandango

    A lovely ending. A romantic, spontaneous assignation with your spouse, away from the kid and the pressures of the job. Well done.

    • Olga Brajnović

      I’m glad you’ve liked it. I guess we all need this kind of intimate moments to nurture our love.

  2. Susan St.Pierre

    Sounds like the Pina Colada song. Your title was delightfully clever in setting the scene for your surprise! Wonderful story!

    • Olga Brajnović

      Thank You, Susan. This idea struck me when I remembered the many times I drove back home exhausted from my newsroom and I only wanted to spend time with my love.


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