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[Write the Story] Business as UNusual

Posted by reudaly on March 10, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: Business as UNusual
Words: housewife, moonwalk, dog, basement, conclude, alien, ignore, lightning, embrace, time

Story
Kevin was never sure how he ended up appointed to the UN, but here he was about to conclude his first speech. He couldn’t quite ignore the feeling his time was coming when they all found out he was a fraud.

Thunderous applause met Kevin’s final words. Before he could make his escape to his basement office, he was caught in a fierce embrace by the French representative. He mumbled thanks or some other platitudes and exited the chamber as quickly as possible, absently shaking hands as he went.

Nothing made sense anymore. Kevin slammed the door behind him panting like a dog for having run all the way. He had no idea what he said that made everyone so excited. He didn’t know anything anymore.

“You did very well, Kevin.”

The voice seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere at once. Kevin shrank against the door as his high-backed office chair swung around. Memory hit like lightning. The abduction. The programming, but mostly the nightmarish appearance of the worst clich├ęs. The alien stood barely four feet tall, dressed as a 50’s sitcom housewife complete with heels and pearls. It moonwalked across to him and touched his forehead with a glowing finger.

“Phone. Home.”

Written 1/31/17

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