Friday Fictioneers – Control

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

I decked him with a single blow.

Of course they arrested me, but there was justification and surely the court will understand. It went down like this:. last year I enrolled in a genetic survey. Dr Franklin told me I carried a hereditary predisposition to obesity, so I joined a gym. Hour after hour of weights. How I hated those workouts!

Today, Franklin revealed it had all been a joke—or, as he put in, I was in the control group that received a fake diagnosis.

Wouldn’t you have decked the bugger?  


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

43 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Control

  1. all that gym work turn you into a boxer. Yep, I would have decked him if I could have got away with it. should have asked for the gym membership money in the first placed. In any case dishonesty deserves what it gets.


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