After surviving ten years of an emasculating marriage, Jake had reached his breaking point. His friends made many jokes at his expense and he was tired of being bullied by everyone.
She would be expecting an extravagant anniversary present so, after extensive research, he booked a trip to the Babuyan Islands so she could bask in the raw beauty of nature. As anticipated, she complained about the coach seats on the plane. She complained about the oppressive humidity. She profusely disapproved.
Her obituary was poignant and sad. Who knew she would have met her fate in that volcanic chasm?
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Ha! She had it coming.
(Did he savor the moment with a rum drink and one of those little umbrellas?)
A sacrifice to the Gods can only be followed by a cocktail with an umbrella! (or so I’ve heard) 🙂
Ha ha 🙂 This was most entertaining to read.
🙂 Thank you!
Babuyan Islands and volcanic chasm…I’m in word nerd nirvana
Haha – best comment ever!!
Thank you for taking us to the exotic… and deadly! (Though I don’t blame him, poor guy) What a place to find your freedom! Thanks for linking up and tell everyone to join us for our 99 party!
Thanks….I tried to drum up some business for you!
that will teach her to complain (although I’m sure she is still doing it. Purgatory, GAH, how long do I have to wait here? Can I have a glass of water? this is the most boring place on earth!” )
I think I’m going to let him enjoy his umbrella drink. 🙂
Haha….I’m sure she is saying all of those things. And I’m sure he deserves more than one umbrella drink! 🙂
From here on out I shall be curbing any profusion of disapproval. Just in case.
I’ve been pretty tight-lipped since I wrote it. 😉
Accidents will happen. I’m just surprised she lasted 17 years.
An enjoyable read.
Thanks very much. Must have been so tragic. 😉
That’s always the problem when you visit volcanic chasms. Very slippery.
🙂 Agreed! Thanks for reading.
Nature can be so unpredictable 🙂 Sounds like she just couldn’t be pleased. I bet his only regret is that he didn’t book the trip nine years earlier!
Haha – I’m sure it was! 🙂
I hope he was able to enjoy some time in paradise… you know, after..
I hope so too….poor guy.
That’s some great timing.
Those darn volcanoes are so unpredictable!
Whoops! Great write.
Thanks very much.
*hahaha* Best vacation *ever*, I bet. 🙂
Haha…I bet you’re right!
Snap.. suddenly it just breaks… great take.
Aha!Just desserts;-)Wonder if the Volcano was displeased with her too…Loved this take:-)
I’m guessing the volcano spit her out!!