My Sunday Best

A short story, written by my Sunday Muse. 

 

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We were sitting at our favourite table in our favourite coffee bar. A table in a corner, away from the gaze of other coffee aficionados. We sat hand in hand, gazing into each other’s eyes, our all hearts a-flutter! 

Then something happened, something that changed my life in a moment. I heard a voice in my ear. A voice I knew only too well.

 “I’m watching you,” it said.

I was stunned. I spun around but saw nobody I recognised. As I leapt to my feet I knocked over my mug spilling coffee across the table.

“I, erm, have to, erm, leave, sorry”, I stammered.

When I got home an open suitcase lay on the doorstep, my clothes, my laptop, and my nick-nacks strewn all across the path.

I’ve seen neither my wife nor my ‘petite amie’ from that day to this.

I know it sounds crazy, but whenever I did something I shouldn’t, no matter how trivial like having that extra drink or parking my car where I shouldn’t, I heard that voice in my ear. 

“I’m watching you”.

I’m in a new relationship now. I’ve sworn to be faithful and never do anything I shouldn’t! Thank goodness, the voice left me in peace!

I was back in that coffee bar the other day. It was busy and the only free table was that one in the corner. I was minding my own business when an attractive young lady approached me and asked if she could share my table.

 I heard a voice in my ear. A voice I knew only too well.

 “I’m watching you,” it said.

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eyes and man 2Thanks to Carrie for hosting.  Image by Sarolta Ban 

32 thoughts on “My Sunday Best

  1. imnobodywhoareyou Dec 11, 2022 / 16:27

    Our conscience has that irritating way of whispering at the most in opportune time.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 11, 2022 / 16:46

      I know, and he’s really trying hard!

      Thanks for pointing out I posted the wrong story earlier, I probably wouldn’t have noticed!

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      • Sadje Dec 12, 2022 / 00:33

        My pleasure.

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  2. Carrie V. H. Dec 12, 2022 / 01:35

    I love your stories Keith! That little voice in our ear is both a blessing and an annoyance. I love where the image took you!

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  3. Sherry Marr Dec 12, 2022 / 02:52

    Ha. I love that ending!

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  4. Christine Goodnough Dec 12, 2022 / 03:28

    Your Sunday Muse is keeping a good eye on you. You’d best heed her or she might leave you without a thread of thought.

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  5. Natasha Dec 12, 2022 / 05:17

    Brilliant!! Please publish your Bite size fiction book soon now, Keith my friend. :)))

    And I love how committed he tries to be to that voice.
    I guess they makes sure he stays so.
    Lol!!

    Love that Xmasy mast-head.
    You have yourself a great week.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 12, 2022 / 16:26

      Thanks, thanks and thanks again, Natasha!

      Many years ago I self-published a little book called The Stranger and Other Short Stories and it did okay. It’s out of print now and I lost the only copy I had!

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  6. Dawn Dec 12, 2022 / 11:02

    Listen to your conscience…it tries to keep you on the straight and narrow path! Well written, Keith! 💞

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  7. Stacy MS Dec 12, 2022 / 20:59

    I think this is wonderful…I wonder when that voice will pop up again?

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