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Hostile Encounter by Jomo17
 Category:  General Fiction
  Posted: August 12, 2011      Views: 65

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The door slammed, echoing down the long hall. Jim was engrossed in the movie we rented, but my attention was diverted by the loud voices in the hallway. The raised voices didn't get Jim's attention, but I found the couple's argument to be more exciting then the TV set.

Their continued shouting could be heard clearly, even though they entered their room. Since their room bordered ours, we couldn't help hearing them. Not that I was trying to help it. I asked Jim to lower the TV and he reluctantly obliged. We'd been married long enough for him to realize that he didn't really have a choice.

Jim looked at me, and rolled his eyes. I knew he was chastising me for my intense interest in these strangers. It had been ten years since we were on vacation alone. Our youngest child just graduated college, and we were looking forward to a new chapter in our lives. The last thing my husband wanted was more drama. In his opinion, we had enough of that raising four kids. Even so, the argument had his attention now.

"You slept with her!"

"So what, it's over between us anyway."

"Really? That's not what our marriage license says."

Jim and I were transfixed. He mouthed "holy shit" and I laughed.

The man didn't answer. There were a few beats of silence, and then he began to laugh. Jim and I remained silent as the drama next door unfolded.

"How dare you laugh at me!"

I felt bad as I heard her sob. Apparently, her husband didn't have the same reaction.

"You're pathetic. The only reason we're still married is that I can't stomach you having one cent of my money."

"I hate you!"

I flinched at the sound of something heavy hitting the wall.

"You crazy bitch!"

We waited for her response, but there was none. We heard a loud thump. Then it was eerily quiet.

"Do you think he hurt her?" I asked.

"I'm not sure."

"What should we do? What if he killed her?"

"I doubt he killed her."

"Should we tell the front desk?"

"I don't know. What do you think?"

"I guess it's not really our business. Besides, I don't want to get involved."

"Let's just forget it and watch the rest of the movie."

Both of us turned towards the TV. We were not disrupted again.

The Door Slammed writing prompt entry

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Write a story that starts with this sentence: The door slammed, echoing down the long hall..

The catch is this must be flash fiction. So the story should be between 100 and 1,000 words.

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