WOTD Challenge – Priorities

Today’s word: GROOM

My Submission 🙂

“I just need five minutes,” he claimed.

She sat on his sofa, already late for their first date. It had taken her two hours to prepare, from curling her hair and applying makeup, to choosing the perfect outfit. She assumed he would be put off by her tardiness, but breathed a sigh of relief when she arrived and he wasn’t quite ready.

She perused the photos in his living room, flipped through books on the shelf, played with his cat. 

Twenty-minutes later, she called up the stairs, “Everything okay?”

“Yeah,” he insisted, “just five more minutes.”

How long does it take this guy to groom? she thought. 

Another fifteen-minutes passed, and again, she called up the stairs.

“Yes,” he curtly responded, “just five more minutes!”

When another ten passed, she decided to investigate.

Once upstairs, he heard what sounded like a war taking place; guns shooting, bombs blasting, people screaming.

She stood outside a closed door. “John, is everything alright?”

“YES!” he shouted, “Just five more minutes!”

She opened the door and found John sitting at his computer, engaged in an online video game. 

With a scowl, she immediately retreated to her car and went to dinner, alone.

Does this word inspire you to write something? Please visit the link to join or just enjoy other submissions, https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/groom/

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