Write One Page Per Day – 296/365 – October 23, 2018

New Old Friends


The droning tick of the clock on the wall grated at me while I waited for Gwen to come out. On top of everything that had been going on, I would be meeting an old friend of my father’s that might be able to help Gwen, and I find our latest target, and I had decided to quit smoking. Needless to say, I felt a little on edge today.

After what seemed like an eternity (5 minutes), Gwen came through the door with a middle-aged woman on her arm.

“You must be Henry, I’m Betty,” she said as she let go of Gwen and wrapped me in her arms, pulling my head into her… *cough* Anyway, once I was released she continued talking (though to be honest, she had been talking the whole time she had me, but I was distracted.) “You have your father’s eyes!”

“Thank you, you have very nice,”  I paused, feeling my ears heating up, “breasts.”

“Henry!” Gwen scolded.

“No, no, Gwen, he is simply paying me a compliment,” she winked, “your father enjoyed them a bit as well. I was so sorry to hear of his passing.”

A cold shiver went through my body, and my hand absent-mindedly went to my pocket for the mints that had replaced my cigarettes. I could see from the raised eyebrows and wide eyes that Gwen was getting overwhelmed by the topic, but I had officially stopped listening.

She babbled on about something or other, and I just smiled and nodded while using my tongue to drag a mint across the back of my teeth repeatedly. It may not sound like much, but it may as well be a mini jackhammer in your head. Really does the trick.

“Gwen, perhaps you should show Betty around the property a bit. I’ve got to run an errand really quickly,” I suggested when my mouth lit on fire from the peppermint oil, and I couldn’t handle another.

Gwen looked at me as though I had betrayed her.

“You won’t be long, will you?” Betty asked.

“Only a half hour or so, not too long,” I replied.

“Hurry back, there are so many stories I want to tell you!”

“Of course, Ma’am,” I replied as I slinked off to the car while Gwen shot daggers at me.


Did you like this or another piece I’ve done? If so, please share it. Exposure is the best way for a writer to make it.
Facebook | Twitter | Website

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s