Finish off Fridays #8: The Summons 17.02.17

Another new challenge for me!
Lorraine provides the picture and the opening sentence, you write an additional 100 to 150 words to complete the story.

If you want to join in, click on the link below:
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/finish-off-fridays-8-the-summons-17-02-17/

I had never been summoned to Number 208 before; I nervously adjusted my coat and hat.

Photograph: (c) Lorraine
finish-off-friday-17-febI stood outside on the pavement, my feet refusing to move.
The house sat back from the road, surprisingly modest for the owner’s status in the community. I knew who lived here of course, and that made me twice as nervous.
My legs like jelly, my bowels turning to water, I took a step forward, and another, until my finger was within pushing distance of the doorbell.
I didn’t get to ring it.
The door was thrown open to reveal the party was in full swing.
Fifty Freds and Gingers were having a ball, and I had no choice but to join in and begin my song and dance routine from the film ‘ Top Hat ‘.
Damn, the agency had a lot of explaining to do as my Day Job boss burst out laughing.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Finish off Fridays #8: The Summons 17.02.17

  1. Lorraine says:

    Wonderfully playful! Great build up to Top Hat — I can image 50 Freds and Gingers!
    Thanks for participating — a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging piece.

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