100 word story · Friday Fictioneers

Working Out

The prompt and my story for Friday Fictioneers


Photo prompt ©️ J. Hardy Carroll


Working Out

“Margaret, did you go to the gym today?”
Margaret rolls her eyes, crosses her fingers, and lies. “Yep!” She quickly ends the phone call before Ted asks any more questions.
Her trainer never gives her a break. He has developed an exercise plan guaranteed to help her shed the twenty-five extra pounds she put on during the holidays.
It’s only a tiny lie. Margaret did drop in at the boxing gym in the old section of town, not the gym where she usually works out. She did go inside. She didn’t work out. The gym is now a donut shop.




13 thoughts on “Working Out

  1. Oh dear. I’m sure she knows she is only fooling herself!

    By the way, your link brings you to last week’s story prompt!


  2. Dear Candy,

    This one gave me a chuckle. Although the donuts won’t help her much in the way of weight loss. She is a creative liar. 😉 Good one.



    PS You only have one link now…the right one.


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