Time to Write: 6th July

Once again Rachel Poli invites us to participate in her Time to Write Challenge

‘Who invited him?’ she hissed.
‘I have no idea. I don’t even recognise him. Do you?’
‘No. I don’t.’
The party was in full swing and the object of their attention was leaning nonchalantly against the back wall, the disco lights dancing across his features.
He wasn’t much older than they, but he seemed content to watch from a distance rather than approach anyone or join in.
‘How are you enjoying your party girls?’ their mother asked as she swished by in a froth of pink tulle. ‘Fancy dress was such a good idea don’t you think?’ She giggled and did a twirl.
Grabbing her arm, ChloeΒ  asked her who the young man was leaning against the wall.
‘Oh wonderful! He came!’ she gushed and waddled towards him like a duck souffle.
The two girls stared at each other.
‘She knows him?????’
‘She’s bringing him over!!!!’
‘Girls, this is Terry. Terry, these are the birthday girls, my daughters.’
‘Er, hi.’ Chloe and Chris said in unison.
Close up he was older than they thought and a horrible idea began to manifest itself.
Looking sideways at their mother, Terry said
‘They don’t know, do they.’

I’ll leave it to the reader to decide who ‘Terry’ is.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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17 Responses to Time to Write: 6th July

  1. Deb Whittam says:

    That’s great … love the ending

  2. scifihammy says:

    The Black Sheep of the family! πŸ˜€

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  4. SarahC says:

    Good one. I am missing daily internet, just catching some new prompts and others as i can……

  5. Michael says:

    Like with fandango’s tale your would also generate an after party conversation.

  6. Rachel says:

    My guess is the father, lol.

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