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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Think (09/02/10)

TITLE: He Thinks She Led Him Astray.
By Tiara Huffman


He Thinks She Led Him Astray.

I was in my office going over my presentation for a business trip, when the temptation arose. It was not something I struggled with, or had given it a thought until the temptation presented it’s self in my assistant Mrs. Langley.

Sara walked in with her dark hair flowing free and showing more skin then she probably should in the work place.

“If I could, just have a small moment of your time.” She said in a whisper.

I placed my work down letting her have my attention. She walked over and sat on my desk and got closer than she should. She placed her hand on my chest.

“You know, with this business trip you and I could finally get the chance to do, what I know I’ve been waiting to do since I first saw you. Neither spouse will know. You, me a little wine….” She had let the sentence trail off to the possibilities.

And reluctantly, I found myself thinking of them anyway. But only for a brief moment, I couldn’t do that! I was a happily married Christian man. Or maybe I only think we are happy. I had found myself thinking.

But then, I took her hand that had moved to play with my ear and pulled it away.

“No. Sara. I am married and I will not break my vowels for one night with you. Now leave!” I said with authority.

She stood getting the message, but still not willing to give up just yet.

“Okay, fine Will. Just think about it.” She said running her hand over her chest pulling her shirt back to expose more of her breasts then.


It was later that evening, when my wife was putting the kids to bed and I stood by the window in our bedroom; alone that the temptation arose again

I stood there looking down when I saw it. A man out on the street fixing the Arnolds car, Mrs. Jacobson came out of her home and met him in the street. She was in her night gown, and Mr. Jacobson was gone. She began talking with him then drawing closer with each word, she started to touch him. I took stock then noting his ring that adorned his left hand, as he pushed her hands away. But the found their spot again as her lips continued their smooth words that would lead him astray.

Soon, the man ducked his head and followed her inside. Then, I knew I could not even think about doing anything with Sara. He ducked away thinking no one saw him, but I had, and so had someone greater. God.

But even so, though he thought no on saw him he still ducked his head in shame. Was one night with Sara worth threatening my marriage and a life spent ashamed and guilty? That was something I didn’t have to think about. The answer was no.

Scripture reference Proverbs 7 and Job 24:15

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/11/10
This can happen in many marriages. It feels good to have someone think you're attractive. But it's important to stop and think.
Gina Fifo09/13/10
Good story idea. I find it helps to leave an article sit for a day and then go over it specifically looking for punctuation and grammar errors. Keep writing. You're on the right track!
AnneRene' Capp09/14/10
I agree, good story idea and absolutely love your phrase: She had let the sentence trail off to the possibilities. Also a great message! :) You are improving in leaps and bounds...keep at it.
Nancy Bucca09/15/10
This is a good story, and very creative; descriptive wording makes you think. Overall a good flow.
Emily Ritter09/16/10
Grateful to hear this type of battle worked through in a story, especially with the end showing a fight to keep the marriage. Thanks for sharing.