Stowaway – prompt

Ship at dock

Stowaway written by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

Mary listened to the sounds around her. She heard the engines slowing down. She adjusted her gown. She wanted this meeting to be perfect.

She was finding it hard to remain in this cramped box, but she had to wait until the party started or she would be found out. Just then there was a thump on the box.

She heard voices. “Hey Mac, how about giving me a hand with this container. I can’t carry it myself?”

“Alright give me a chance to finish my cigarette.”

She felt the weight lift off the lid of the box. She experimentally tried pushing on the lid and it gave her no resistance. Just then the music started. The party was underway. Mary lifted the lid a bit and peeked out. No one was in sight and she quickly climbed out and fixed herself as much as possible.

She headed towards the sound on deck of the music and the lights. She paused, lo0king around. Guests were just starting to dance.

She spotted Johnny and Amanda and he took her quickly into his arms to dance.

Mary headed towards them with a purpose. She tapped Amanda with a finger and asked if she may cut in.

“Who are you?” Amanda asked.

Johnny looked shocked before saying, “Amanda, please meet my wife, Mary.”


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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13 Responses to Stowaway – prompt

  1. Oh gosh! She went to a lot of trouble to catch her husband cheating! Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. justgraham says:

    Really enjoyed that. Nice unexpected ending. Just what we need!


  3. Dave says:

    That’s…dedication. Damned stalkers!


  4. Oops, someone might go swimming this night!


  5. Steve Lakey says:

    That’s how to make an entrance! 😀


  6. Francesca Smith says:

    What goes round, eventually must come back round. Very good story.


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