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I Spy With My Little Eye

Janey is tired of arguing with her husband. For the past year, he has been absent in every sense of the word. When Janey wants to address the problem, he evades questions and acts like nothing has changed. But it has. Janey and Donald haven’t had sex for four months, and his out of town business trips have tripled. Janey wants to have a baby, and Donald wants to wait until he makes partner. Janey knows something is wrong no matter how much her husband acts like it’s in her head. She decides to follow him on his next business trip. Donald said he will be out of town for four days in California to meet up with clients. He left for the airport the next day. Janey called his office, disguising her voice.

Janey: “Hi, this is Sara calling for Mr. Johnson. I have Mr. Peters waiting to speak to him.”

Assistant: “I’m sorry if there was a scheduling error. Mr. Johnson is in New Jersey at a meeting. I can reach out to him at Colossal Suites….”

Janey: “No need. I believe I made the scheduling error.”

Assistant: “Okay.”

Janey hangs up and picks up her keys. 

Janey is in the parking lot of Colossal Suites, checking out the area through binoculars. Her sister is in the passenger seat eating a hoagie.

Jody: “Enough with the special ops shit. Are we going to fuck him and that bitch up or what?”

Janey: “That’s why your ghetto ass is here. I need to figure out what room he’s in. Let’s go in. I have an idea.”

They walk in the lobby. Jody waits by the elevators. Janey walks to the front desk.

Janey: “Hi. My husband was meeting me here, but his phone is going straight to voicemail. I’m supposed to get a key to the room.”

Attendant: “Name and id please.”

Janey: “I’m Janey Johnson. My husband is Donald Johnson. He checked in this morning.”

Janey shows the attendant her driver’s license.

Attendant: “Yes. He’s in the honeymoon suite 500.”

Janey: “It’s our anniversary.”

Attendant: “Happy anniversary.”

The attendant hands Janey a key card.

Janey: “Thanks.”

Janey’s smile washes away as turns around and heads to the elevator.

Janey: Jody. He’s in the honeymoon suite!”

Jody: “Calm down before someone hears you. We got him. Let’s go up.”

Janey and Jody hear loud moaning through the door. They look at each other with disgust.

Janey opens the door…Donald is having sex with a man on the sofa.

Jody: “I knew it!”

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I’m Hannah Erica, a Philly native and the writer for this website. I received my Bachelor’s in Communications with a Journalism certificate from the University of Phoenix. I came from a big family, and growing up we didn’t have many material things to play with, so our creative sides came out. As a child I would write skits that my siblings and I acted out, and I would write children's books to read to my younger siblings. More than a decade ago a started writing film scripts and completed two. It's a tough business to get work published, so I put the film script writing on the back burner and I write short stories that I publish on my own website. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."- Milton Berle.

1 comment on “I Spy With My Little Eye

  1. estelle miles

    Spying with that little eye can be a real eyeopener.🤣🤣

    Liked by 1 person

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