A Matter of Words

A Matter of Words

“Are you sure I look all right?” Wendy asked her cousin, Rhoda.

“Yes, you look fine.”

“Just fine?”

“You look stunning.”

“You said fine when I first asked you.”

Rhoda sighed.  “I meant stunning.”

“If that’s true, why didn’t you say, ‘you look stunning’ instead of ‘you look fine’?”

“Can we please not do this?”

“Do what?”

“Have an argument about what I said versus what I didn’t say.” 

“We’re not arguing.”

Rhoda bit her lip.  “Fine! We’re not arguing.”

“By the way, how come you’re Jeannette’s maid of honor instead of me?  I’ve known her much longer than you.”

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.