“Alan and I went to the Tea Garden on Lakeview last Sunday,” I said to Katie while we were waiting at the salon.
“I’ve always wanted to go!” Katie said. “How was it?”
I shook my head. “Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.”
Katie frowned. “Were they out of scones?”
“No. But while we were having tea, a young woman began singing in a strange language. She had long blonde hair and was dressed like an angel.”
Katie put down her magazine. “Go on.”
“She began rising in the air toward heaven. Naturally, I believed it was the rapture and fell to my knees to confess. Alan did the same.”
“Oh no!” Katie cried. “You didn’t tell about selling your engagement ring and replacing it with a fake, did you?”
“I did,” I sighed. “And then someone yelled cut. It was a movie scene.”
“How’s Alan taking it?”
“Not well, I’m afraid.” I grimaced. “I’ve had to cook Italian food all week to make him stop grumbling. I think I’ve put on three pounds!”
Katie shuddered. “Horrible!”
“He confessed something too though. Can you guess what?”
“I’m so sorry, Marisa!” Katie had gone pale. “It was only during that month you were away twenty years ago. We were both drunk. Can you ever forgive me?”
I stared at her. “I meant that he confessed he gambled away his inheritance. It wasn’t held up in probate.”
“Oh.” Katie said. “How were the scones then?”
Written for 50 Word Thursday 91 [250 words].
Quote attributed to – Paulo Coelho – The Valkyries.
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