The Gorilla at the Door

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28 August 2009

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Drabble Challenge #41

Prompt: denial

part 2 of the Wilder Investigations series: Beware Ex-wives Demanding Favors

The front door boomed heavily as Matt glared across his desk at Charlie, who kept his eyes glued to his computer screen.

“You know who’s out there, don’t you,” Matt accused.

“No, yes.” Charlie answered timidly. “It’s AJ, she called last night and maybe mentioned she’d be here today.”

Matt stared stonily at his business partner and friend.

“You let me in, Matt,” AJ, Matt’s ex-wife screamed from the front door.

“Why is she here?” Matt demanded.

“Something to do with the alimony checks you’re refusing to cash,” Charlie answered.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Matt said evasively.



Alternate Drabbles

TitleDate Posted
Desire Denied12 June 2012
Goodie Says No22 May 2012


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