8 Oct 2012

Write 4 Ten: Occupied

She knew that she shouldn't have had cheese so close to bed time, and waking up with stomach cramps had been a stark reminder of her intolerance to dairy, and here she was only 5 minutes at work and in the loo.

What she hated most was the waiting, she could stay at her desk but would she make it in time, and she was slowly becoming one with the toilet seat. Sat there she could here people coming in an out of the loo and wondered if anyone had noticed the length of time that she had been away from her desk. She had chosen the disabled cubicle because it was at the far end of the bathroom and was always cleaner than the others. She was about to wipe and go when she heard some women come rushing into the loos. She recognised the voices as they spoke in hushed whispers and knew it would be too awkward to leave now. She would just have to sit tight, as it were, until they left.

‘Oh my god! Lisa! When did this happen? Tell me everything!’
‘It wasn't planned, Sarah. There isn't anything to tell really.’
‘Are you happy?’
‘Yes, ecstatic. I never thought it would happen. I had pretty much resigned myself to never having children.’ ‘I am happy for you, how did you meet him?’
‘Laura in IT introduced him to me at a work thing’

Hang on a minute she thought, I am Laura from IT, she smiled to herself. She loved matchmaking and to hear that one of her pairings had been successful made her grin from ear to ear. She was glad they weren't gossiping because she had been caught overhearing stuff before and it always made her uncomfortable. Still grinning from ear to ear she stepped out of the Loo. At that moment Lisa said ‘I know its her husband but he is just so perfect for me’

10 comments:

  1. ouch! right to the last sentence. well done

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  2. Yowzer! This one sure has a real kick! Great twist. Mine takes place is a ladies room, too, but I have no idea what it's going to be yet or if I'll even post it.

    Great job, Kate!

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    1. Please do! I would love to read it. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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    1. lol! Thanks Annalisa - reading it back, i think I say 'loo' a lot!

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  4. That is the "perfect" timing..... OMG it's so cool... I loved it... at least they won't be able to hide it form her right :D

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    1. :D It's always about the timing!

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  5. Perfect kick at the end....you definitely got me! Well done.

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    1. Thanks for providing a great prompt!

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