Yes, it’s Fiction in 50 words again already; doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?!  Pop over to the Bookshelf Gargoyle to get the prompts to join in – it’s great fun, and only requires fifty words of flash fiction a month, with prompts available well in advance.

As is often the case, I’m using the prompt as my title again today.  I realised this one may make more sense to people living in the Commonwealth than in some other countries.

The Esteemed Guest

“He’s just a client.”

“But entertaining is my role.  I have to ensure everything’s perfect. What does he eat?  More important — what doesn’t he eat?”

“Just do your usual.  It’ll be perfect.”

She planned for weeks; cleaned, cooked, baked.

The evening came… with the message: “Regrettably required at Grandmother’s deathbed.”

© J M Pett 2016


#Fi50 – The Esteemed Guest
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