The Batteries – Friday Fictioneers

Cindy puts the last touches on the marathon cleaning and the house was now sparkling. No reason for John to bitch at her this time.

Something crashes in the other room and Cindy stares in horror as John, in the pantry, sweeps shelf after shelf onto the floor. Stuff rolls everywhere, glass shatters, contents splattering the recently cleaned and waxed floor and walls.

“Where are the damn batteries?”

“Stop John! Why didn’t you just ask?”

“Ok bitch, where are the damn batteries?”

Cindy picks up the jar of batteries sitting clearly out in the open on the kitchen table and turns around and brings it down hard on John’s head. “Here are your damn batteries, sweetheart!”




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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18 Responses to The Batteries – Friday Fictioneers

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Oh, Tessa,

    This sounds as thought real life has intruded slightly into fiction. i hope this is not so, yet applaud the spirit of your MC and possibly you.



    P.S. I will always ask politely.


  2. I think Cindy means something else entirely when she calls John sweetheart. A match made somewhere lower than heaven.


  3. yepiratesays says:

    Good revenge! I am actually and highly illegally happy he got that!


  4. Abraham says:

    Dramatic ending!


  5. Tom Poet says:

    Take that Bitch! What a lovely couple.



  6. Susan Keene says:

    Ouch. Have heard of people like him. Enjoyed your story.


  7. brudberg says:

    This send the chills down my spine. I hope she have the strength to leave him…


    • Tessa says:

      Thanks! This could go either way. My original thought was that she had had enough and he got the batteries exactly where he deserved them and had not survived. But I am known for my twists as well so Cindy and John could show up later. One never knows.


  8. tedstrutz says:

    Oh my. Short, and so chilling… I can see him now. Well done.


  9. jannatwrites says:

    Well, she’s already got a huge mess to clean up in the pantry…I guess his splattered brains won’t make it any worse 🙂


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