Friday, September 26, 2014

FFF: Last Day

She was the last one to come see me in my office, after everyone else had gone.

"I'm sorry I couldn't make the going-away lunch, but the teleconference with London just wouldn't end. And now that you're leaving, you selfish asshole, I'll have to handle all of the European clients on my own."

She said it with a wink, and I laughed. "You stopped by just to call me names on my last day?"

"No, I came by for a better reason." Her eyes twinkled. "I came by to give you your going away present."

I shouldn't have been surprised. She was sweet and thoughtful and a good friend. She saw me look around and smiled. "You're right, I don't have a box, do I?" She paused. "This is a gift that doesn't come in a box."

She paused again, letting the anticipation build. I admit, I was curious, as she was obviously building up to something.

"Remember the Christmas party last year?"

Last year's Christmas party? Hmmm...I think I remembered most of it. At least the part before the third Scotch.

"You remember our conversation at the bar? Late in the evening?"

"You're going to have to refresh my memory."

"We were talking about the rumor that the two new girls in marketing were...adventurous. And you said...."

It all came back to me in a flash. "I said, 'What I wouldn't give to see that!'"

She laughed triumphantly. "You have a good memory. Now sit back and enjoy."

(249 words)

Dedicated to Advizor, on his last day of hosting Flash Fiction Friday. His efforts have been much appreciated, and I hope his last day at the FFF offices went exactly like this!

The challenge this week was:

Word Limit: 369 (check)
Key Words: third wheel (oops)
Forbidden Words: lesbian, hooker, prostitute, money, executive (check)

Go see Advizor to see who else is participating.

Friday, September 5, 2014

FFF: Aftermath

She sighed as she put her business suit back on. "I wasn't planning on staying over, or I would have brought a change of clothes." She paused, then laughed. "And it's Saturday...this is feeling more like a walk of shame."

"Don't be silly. Please don't tell me you have regrets. It just felt right...and it was pretty goddamned amazing, don't you think?"

Giggles. "Yes, it was. But now you'd better get in the shower. You look so inviting in black, you'd better get in there, or I'm going to change my mind and come back to bed for another round."

"Shower.... Yes, I guess I should." She winked. "But maybe I want you to come back to bed with me. Besides, he's still in there."

I opened the bathroom door and walked out, towel wrapped around my waist. "Did I hear that someone wants in the shower? You should have just come in and joined me. Or you both should have joined me - there's plenty of room."

Red smiled and shook her head. "She needs to get in there. And I really do have to get going."

I nodded. "Maybe we could do this again next Friday night...."

She raised an eyebrow at me, but smiled. "Let's see what the aftermath of this is first. My husband may be a hopeless drunk, but he is the president of the company."

"I understand. But promise you'll consider it."

She kissed me as she headed for the door. "I'll definitely consider it."

(250 words)

Aside: when the Sensual Goddess reads this, she's going to cock an eyebrow at me, shake her head, and say something like, "You crack me up. You always write yourself into these stories, and you're always this suave James Bond-like character." And maybe she's right. But it's my blog, and I can be a suave James Bond-like character if I want. :-)

The challenge this week was:

Word Limit: 250 (check)
Key Words: aftermath, regrets (check)
Forbidden Words: BFF, girlfriend (check)
Extra Credit: Tell us about your work-place indiscretions. (Sadly, I don't really have any. I have written a workplace fantasy that's based on a real person I worked with, here.)

Go see Advizor to see who else is participating.