The Worst WiFi in the World

Bahama Beach Club © Google Maps

“The signal’s even worse at the pool,” he said, slamming the hotel door shut behind him.

She sauntered out of the bathroom. She’d been assembling one of her poolside outfits. “Oh no, dear. That’s terrible.”

He grunted. “Wouldn’t matter anyway. The way the signal keeps dropping, there’d be no logging into meetings.”

She placed a hand on the doorframe to balance herself and lifted one knee. “Do you think these sandals are silly for the pool?” She waved one manicured foot side to side.

They were absurdly strappy and teeteringly tall. A ridiculous thing to totter around the pool in. The steep tilt of the foot-bed brought out the curve of her calves. His eyes traveled up, past the toney dimple of her knees, to the lush curve of thigh that disappeared behind the hem of her coverup.

He smiled, his voice hoarse. “Maybe no internet is a good thing.”

150 words

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38 Comments

  1. […] what do I see there?  What Pegman Saw!  Might as well be one of the early-birds!  Thank you to Karen and Josh for hosting this great writing […]

  2. Dale

    So very glad he saw the “light” and realised there is no need for wi-fi… 🙂

    1. Yes indeed, I think they need a vacation from wifi! Thanks for reading Dale. I hope you got some sleep.

      1. Dale

        I did! I loved your description of his “turning around” 😊

  3. This is great. I sometimes wonder if we haven’t forgotten how to live a life that isn’t chock-full of continuous electronic interruption. You get so used to it that the brain functions differently in its absence.

    1. So true! Thanks for reading.

  4. Sometimes you just have to unplug.

    1. We all need to from time to time! Thanks for reading.

  5. Haha! Now that’s the kind of “connection” a man should have. Love your descriptions. I think I need a cold shower. 😉

    1. Ha, well I guess the story had the desired effect! Thanks for reading.

    2. The descriptions are lovely, aren’t they?

  6. Oh! I was hoping he would come around. And now she might not break her ankle by the pool. Wonderful take on the prompt.

    1. Lol, I think the ankle-breaking was a definitely possibility. Thanks!

  7. Oh, I want some of those sandals. And legs that would look good with them. And a good sense of balance. Oh, okay maybe I am just a tad old for them…
    You make the sandals alluring, and the girl even more so. What’s the man’s attraction I wonder? Money? I don’t think it will be his conversation, somehow!
    Very nicely told, Karen!

    1. I’m giggling and blushing at all these comments–yours especially. I could use some of those sandals myself!

      You’ve got me wondering about his description. I was so caught up in his POV I realized I didn’t think much about it.

  8. […] with snorkeling 😀 My story has absolutely nothing to do with that. 😉 As always thank you to Karen and Josh for facilitating the challenge that keeps drawing me in for the extra 50 word […]

  9. Dear Karen,

    I couldn’t help but feel the discomfort of the shoes. I’m glad, though, that he is seeing the light. 😉 Sounds like it’s going to be a great vacation.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Isn’t that funny–some shoe experiences can really stay with a person. Thanks for reading!

  10. hubba hubba.

    love the ending –
    and also really enjoyed the realistic details of a typical vacation – could really relate – the new shoes for the pool – the whole feeling of being on vacation…

    1. Haha may your wifi be bad on your next trip! Thanks for reading.

  11. I could totally imagine this. Loved the ending
    Click Here to see what Mrs. Dash Says

    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting 🙂

  12. And there was me thinking she had tampered with the wi-fi box, turned it off, or something. Maybe even used her technical wizardry to change some router settings….

    1. Those are some good ideas! She should. Thanks for reading Kelvin.

  13. Ha, maybe she sabotaged the WiFi so she’ll get a bit of attention on their little holiday 🙂

    1. Hehe, that sounds like something she’d do 😉 Thanks for reading.

  14. I suspect that was her plan all along – she didn’t book the holiday by any chance? Sweet, lovely story – romance is not quite dead for these two. Lovely Karen

    1. 🙂 I think you’re right. Thanks for reading, Lynn.

  15. Beautiful story. Brilliantly written.

    1. Thanks so much Lisarey.

  16. Love the way you get the mood – his & hers. Very smouldering on her side ! ..’the curve of her calves’.. so persuasive. Think your story is so eloquent with not a word wasted. Well done.

    1. Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Thanks Scott. Thanks for reading!

  17. […] off, it was indeed the Worst WiFi of the World per my story on March 10th. Hence, the reason Pegman was […]

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