Friday, 11 March 2016

The Prompt - Confusion

'I'm sorry for the confusion, Mr Robinson. I can't imagine how such a thing happened. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service at Hilton Towers.'
The manager blustered and puffed through a lengthy apology and explanation but Ben had long since tuned him out.

Far from being the usual boring business week in a dull corporate hotel, this had been one of the most thrilling weeks of his life. All because of a muddled booking, a hilarious case of mistaken identity and a stunningly beautiful blonde.

Ben would dine out on this story for many months to come. His mates at the Council Planning Office would never believe what he'd been up to while they'd been stuck in strategy meetings, doodling on corporate logoed pads and trying to stay awake in airless conference rooms.

Things like this never happened to blokes like Ben...

10 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this, I'm intrigued... I want to know what went on with that beautiful blonde! Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

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    1. Thanks Sara! I love leaving folk wondering ...

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  2. Ooh sounds like the right sort of confusion! Great little tale! #theprompt

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    1. It's got me thinking too, Maddy! This may be a piece that needs expanding.

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  3. This is brilliant, a great piece of suspense! I want to know what happened! #ThePrompt

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Victoria. I enjoy writing a bit of suspense.

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  4. Ooh - I want to know more! Sounds rather naughty...Fab suspense in such few words xx #theprompt

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    1. I'm much better at writing little things than extended pieces. But I'm trying to remedy that. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment, Leigh.

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  5. Super piece of flash fiction - I was hooked immediately!! #ThePrompt Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Flash fiction is such fun to write. So glad that you think this piece is a success.

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