Story Starter #2

Here we go with another prompt with which to weave a tale:

This week’s Fandango’s teaser is:

To be clear, what you’re saying is that…

It started off as a normal day.
The alarm went off, he got up, showered, had breakfast, put the dishes in the dishwasher, picked up his keys, locked up and got in the car to drive to work.
His parking space was free as always, he punched in his security code at the door, greeted the receptionist on the desk, got in the lift, and went up to his office.

He’d just settled behind his desk with a cup of coffee when his assistant told him his mother was on the phone.
Rolling his eyes, he said to put her through and sat back ready to listen to the latest anguish in her life.
Instead, his mother was animated and excited with her news, so much so, he sat bolt upright nearly spilling his coffee in the process.
Stunned, he said
“To be clear, what you’re saying is that you’ve remarried. As in tied the knot, got hitched, jumped the broomstick, the whole ‘I do’ bit. When did this happen?’
‘Last week.’
‘LAST WEEK?? And you didn’t think to tell me? Who is he??’
‘Calm down Jerry. We’ve known each other for years. He’ll look after me. After all, isn’t that what you wanted?’
‘What?’
‘Don’t play all innocent. I know you contacted Jim a few months ago after we were talking about your dad and our college days. Jim was best man at our wedding! I thought you’d be happy for me. ‘
Jerry went very quiet.
‘Hello? Jerry? You still there?’
‘Yeah Ma, I’m here. Congratulations to you both.’
‘Thank you dear. Have a good day.’
and she rung off.
Jerry smiled into the silent phone.
‘Thanks Jim.’ he said.

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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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11 Responses to Story Starter #2

  1. Good story Di with Jerry getting what he wanted.

  2. Sounds like it worked out well for everyone!

  3. Sadje says:

    Great take Di.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Yes , a win win 🤣

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