Time To Write: Sentence Starter 38

Over to Rachel’s blog for details

Brian looked up from his packing.
‘Of course I do. I’ve got a list, see?’ he said, waving a piece of paper in his wife’s face.
‘You’re sure? I don’t want to receive a frantic phone call when you’re two hundred miles away because you forgot something.’
‘Honestly Fran, you worry too much! I’m organised. This conference will be a doddle. I’ve got everything I need for the weekend.’
‘OK then. I’ll leave you to finish up. Fancy a cuppa before you go?’
‘Please. I’ll be right down.’
Whistling softly, he went through his tick list: clean underwear, socks, shirt, toiletries and towel, shoes, polish and brushes. Yep, everything packed. He closed his executive case and set the combination lock.
Fran was seated at the kitchen table with a plate of home made cookies in front of her.
‘For your trip,’ she said. ‘Just in case you forget to stop or begin to feel peckish and can’t.’
Kissing her on the nose, he thanked her and took a bite of out of one her delicious walnut and coffee biscuits.
Half an hour later he was making his way out of the front door. Fran was smiling inanely.
‘What?’ he asked.
‘Nothing. You have everything, right?’
‘Yes! See you Sunday evening around 7.’
The front door closed behind him, but Fran stayed where she was.
Two minutes later, there was a knock on the door.
Brian stood outside.
‘Forgot my keys,’ he said.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! 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 now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to Time To Write: Sentence Starter 38

  1. Sounds just like our home

  2. Pingback: Time To Write: Random Words 11 [Creative Writing Prompt] - Rachel Poli

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