He put on a wig hoping that he wouldn’t be recognized, but realized he had failed when
an angry voice piped up
‘I thought it was you. You’ve got a nerve!’
The wig now hastily forgotten and put back on the stand, he turned to see his ex wife storming towards him.
‘Now Irene,’ he began,’ It’s not what you think.’
‘That’s what you said about Beatrice. By the way, how is the busy Bee?’
‘I don’t know. We split up a year ago’.
‘Ha!’ she laughed bitterly. ‘That was shortlived. Finally realised it was me who had all the money, not you then.’
‘It wasn’t like that. Look, can we talk?’
‘No. Everything that needed to be said has been in front of a judge. You are so out of my life, now push off.’
‘I need your help…………..’
‘You’re joking, right? Since when did you need anyone but Ricky Sinclaire? Now go away before I call the police.’
‘Will you just hear me out? I’m in serious trouble and need a change of scenery, outlook, appearance, and thought of you. You were brilliant at cosmetics and wardrobe in the theatre. ‘
She snickered.
‘YOU were the actor in the family dear Richard. Had me fooled for years. Here, take a makeup palette, any wig or wigs of your choice, even a fat suit. I DON’T CARE. Just get out and don’t come back.’
With that, two burly security guards came on the scene and stood either side of him to assist him in the direction of the doorway.
‘Would it help if I said I was sorry?’

The applause was deafening as the curtain came down at the end of the final scene.
The husband and wife leads stood face to face ready to take an encore, but before they did, she handed him an envelope.
His face drained of all colour when he read the divorce papers, naming his lover of three years as co-respondent.
With a sweet smile, she left him in the wings as she took her well deserved bows.

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter #69


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 Encore!

  1. rugby843 says:

    Loved this story👍🏻😀


  2. Sadje says:

    Nice twist Di.

  3. Fandango says:

    Ooh, life imitates art? Nice on, Di.

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, that was a great twist. Didn’t see it coming 😊

  5. murisopsis says:

    Oooh! Life imitates art – or is it art imitating life???

  6. Lauren says:

    Nice story. I really liked the ending.

  7. Carol anne says:

    Nice one di! Great ending! X

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