Sunday, May 29, 2016

Game Changer

“That’s all it took?” Edna couldn’t believe it.

“Yup,” Ed replied. “That did it.”

Edna still didn’t understand. “Let me get this straight. You had an appointment. You waited over an hour. You missed lunch. You . . “

“I couldn’t see straight I was so mad,” Ed interrupted. “They called several people who came in after me.”

“Why didn’t you complain?”

“I tried,” Ed replied. “That’s when it happened.”


“I approached the window  . . . “

“I bet you really let them have it!”

“No need,” Ed said calmly. “Not after the receptionist gave me the sweetest smile as she called my name.”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 25 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story that changes with a smile."