Friday Fictioneers – She Hired a Wino


That was it. She swore last time would be the last time. Now, the plan she had for years was in motion, he would be out of town for a week. She kissed him good-bye and he unsuspectingly drove away for his camping trip with the “boys.”

A short while later, a U-Haul backed up into the driveway and her friends started loading up anything worthwhile from the house. At the halfway point, another U-Haul pulled up, other friends began unloading their truck and filling the house.

She finally did it. She finally…

Hired a wino to decorate the house.

——————– 100 words ————————————
The photo inspired me to recall this song from the 80’s which I thought was so funny, I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home.






29 responses to “Friday Fictioneers – She Hired a Wino

  1. I’m trying to imagine the decor and my mind keeps boggling 🙂

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    • When I first heard the song, Mac Davis sang it on someone’s tv show and it was so funny because they had decorated the stage as how the wife might have done their home. Anyway, this brought back some laughs for me.


  2. I like to see the husband when he comes home. 🙂



  3. This reminds me of a story where a man built a house entirely out of beer bottle empties. I hadn’t thought of it in a long time.

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  4. Hell hath no fury like a woman…. Nicely done! 😀

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  5. Dear Swoosieque,

    Lovely story and song. It’d be a shame if he’s already moved into a bar because it made him feel more at home.




  6. Dear Swoosieque,

    I’m not sure what the advantage is to having a wino decorate but I enjoyed your story and the song, nonetheless.

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. I look forward to reading more from you.




  7. Sounds like fun. I’d love to see the new interior – double of everything with blurred paintwork.


  8. Ha! Ha! There is a big shock waiting when he returns from his camping trip.


  9. I can imagine what it would look like ……… 🙂
    Nice take on the prompt.


  10. I expect it would be… different. All swooshy colours and what not 🙂

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  11. Beautiful descriptions. That poor, unsuspecting man is going to be in for quite a shock when he gets home. I love the use of ‘finally’ in this. It gives the reader an idea of how long she has been contemplating this, and the perfect moment came and she just went for it. Really well done story in 100 words!

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  12. Thank you so very much for your kind thoughts! 😀


  13. Haha, I love your quirky sense of humor ! ^.^


  14. Surprised doesn’t being to describe what he’ll feel when he gets home…and it isn’t. Yikes!



  15. Hi Swoosieque, I hadn’t heard of that song before, but I smiled at your story. 🙂 LHN


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