Jody:100 Word Challenge

For those that aren’t military or around the military, Jody is the name given to the person that a spouse back home cheats with/leaves the deployed spouse for.


Glowing Taxi tail lights fade into the night. The hybrid vehicle’s virtually silent on freshly Long Island fallen snow. This is a long way from Afghanistan. 24 hours earlier I have been in the sweltering desert heat. Who’s car is that in the driveway. I know I have the right address. Fumbling with the keys, I hear the dog barking through the door. A light comes on. An unfamiliar male voice is muffled. As I reach for the door handle, I hear the door unlocked from the inside. The door is chained. Then I see her eyes. I guess I should have called. 

Word count:100

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly photo-prompted 100 word writing challenge. Based on a photo prompt, the challenge is to pen a work of 100 words or less. If you’re interested in joining, or would like to read Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog; Here


  1. Dear Goroboy,

    I missed this one last week and the chance to welcome to you to Friday Fictioneers. So I’ll do so now. 😉 Touchingly tragic story. Too realistic and well written.



    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you for the kind welcome. And thank you for setting up a platform that is truly enjoyable. I just wrote this one today and was ready to post it on the linkz. I am happy to report this wasn’t a personal experience. I did however unfortunately meet a few Jodies during my time in the Marine Corps. And peace to you Rochelle.

      1. I’m glad I found it. In any case the link closes every Tuesday at 18:55 CST, for your future reference.

  2. Not quite the welcome he was hoping for. Such a sad and very realistic story.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Clare thank you for taking the time to read my post and Comment. Unfortunately, I met a few Jody’s in the military. One of the many sacrifices military spouses make, months and sometimes years separated. May God bless them all

  3. Lynn Love says:

    So tough spending so much time apart – for all concerned. I liked the spare way you used your words, it fit the character and subject very well. Nicely done

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you Lynn I appreciate your comment. I imagine it would be fun to do a sequel story from Jodys perspective. Peace to you:)

      1. Lynn Love says:

        My pleasure, all the best 🙂

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