This week’s photo is credited to Fill1970 on Pixabay. It depicts two women seated at a table in a restaurant or at a gathering with one telling the other a secret. People mill about in the background.
At the firm’s Christmas party, Wanda leaned over to tell Toni some juicy office gossip.
Toni didn’t know how to keep a straight face.
Wanda was quite stuffy at work, but when she’d had a few (the wine was running like water completely free of charge), her tongue found its freedom and she loved to share.
‘Basil is having an affair with Sonia from accounts. It’s been going on for months!’
‘Really?’ she said feigning awe and wonder at this revelation.
‘Yes! George, one of the messengers, caught them kissing in a corridor, and it was no friendly peck on the cheek!’
‘And you’ve seen them do this too?’
‘Well no, not exactly, but I have been watching them very closely and there’s definitely something going on.’
Toni was head of HR and used to tittle tattle but she found this hilarious.
‘And you know what makes it even worse? ‘ Wanda continued. ‘ They’re both married!’
Turning her head towards the dance floor, Toni drew Wanda’s attention to the couple in question locked in a slow embrace smooching to a Lionel Richie ballad.
‘See!’ Wanda hissed triumphantly.
Putting her glass down, Toni said they were hardly keeping it a secret, then added
‘But it doesn’t really matter if they’re married. They are…….. to each other.’
And with that she stood up and joined the happy couple.
‘Thanks Toni,’ Basil said with a grin. ‘At least we won’t keep falling over her every time we go to lunch!’
Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge hosted today by Paula
Hahaha great ending!
Based on something similar where I worked many years ago.
Great tale, just desserts 😂
Wasn’t it Toni Basil that had a hit with ‘Mickey’? 🙂
I believe so, and I never realised the connection!