280. Gift wrapped
© Bruce Goodman 17 July 2014

Madeline thought she would surprise Reginald, her recently acquired boyfriend, when he came home from work. It was, after all, the eve of his birthday.

And (Dear Reader) I beg you to use your imagination. There she was, standing wrapped in gift paper in the passageway of his house (she had just been given a key) awaiting Reginald’s arrival.

The front door opened. Oops!

He’d never said his mother had a key as well.

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