Waiting for news

by joetwo

Philip sat in front of the fire, hoping the music of the flames would take his mind off his worries, it failed.

There was a knock, the messenger was here.

Philip walked over reluctantly and opened the door. It was a gangly youth, mottled face covered in perspiration.

“Ummmmm…. Is Kathy there? I’m here to pick her up.”

Philip groaned inside. His daughter had started dating.

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Written for Grammar Ghoul Press’ Chimera 66 challenge # 1

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