Healthy Curiosity or Weird Paranoia

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Healthy Curiosity or Weird Paranoia

It’s my chance to read her diary.
She scribbles secretly every night. What does she write?
Why should I care?
Perhaps she makes notes about my impotency, I’m sure.
What is she planning?
A holiday, a birthday surprise? Notes to support a divorce!
Should I? Yes, I will.
She has such beautiful writing, something I noticed before we married.
Gym – met Danni. She’s pregnant. Tried to convince her not to terminate.
Ah! I know she craves a baby.
Booked into Prima Inn for Thursday. Bought my favourite undies.
John is such a hunk.
Who’s John?

29 responses to “Healthy Curiosity or Weird Paranoia

  1. Oh, dear. Definitely the last thing he wanted to find!

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  2. While it is not cool to snoop, she is not cool for planning to cheat…

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  3. Oops. We know who John is.

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  4. Better to have not read and lived in blissful ignorance, or better to know the truth? A moral conundrum. Nice one James.

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  5. You don’t read if you don’t want to know the truth…

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  6. Um, I’d wait to see if he gets an invitation for Thursday before drawing any conclusions. If he doesn’t he will need to go on a spy mission at the Prima to confirm foul play. Oh how tense he will be until then.

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  7. That’s what you get when you snoop. Though now at least he knows – or thinks he knows…

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  8. Both awful people. I don’t know what’s worse cheating or violating privacy in such a manner.

    Well done.

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  9. A-oh! A visit to the Prima Inn on Thursday wearing dark glasses, a trilby hat and an upturned collar would be a good idea!

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  10. Ooooo he found a secret indeed. Bet he wishes he’d never looked. What will he do I wonder

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  11. Was it worth it for him to read it? Perhaps, not or maybe,
    he may have suspected something all along. So many more places to go with this one, James.
    Isadora 😎

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  12. Quite the dilemma! He has crossed the line by reading her diary; has she also crossed the line by being unfaithful? A thought-provoking piece.

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  13. Alas … there are always such secrets… wonder what he might do about them now when he knows the truth.

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  14. Well serves him right for invading her privacy, Sheesh. Perhaps he is too controlling and she is looking to escape.

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  15. Sometimes, snooping brings it’s own “reward.” He’d have found out about John sooner or later, though.

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