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:

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 which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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