Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Entry #85

Demon
by Prashant Dhanke


Yesterday as the room service lady delivered the laundry to my room, I hesitated, “This bra is not mine”.

“Of course not, sir.” She slammed the door on her way back.

It’s a regular bra; black, 32B. Clara is bigger.

A copy of the laundry receipt has already gone to the company accountant; and she will talk. Clara will throw me out.

Sales Manager, 45, on a business trip, is getting lingerie washed at company’s expense while his faithful wife tends to the household chores and their 15 year old son.

That 15 year old was recently caught watching porn by his mother.

“You must talk to Harry.” Clara repeats.

Yeah right. Harry, read your books and please don’t jerk off!

And who am I to preach? The man who sleeps with a bra by his side. And how many times have my hands caressed the sin? A million.

Such fine shit. Who’s to blame? I didn’t put the fucking thing in my bag. Stupid laundry guys must have messed up.

Well, I better call Clara before the word reaches her. But she won’t believe me.

Maybe I should call Cynthia. Bless her for staying over with us for the month. She will explain it real nice to Clara, face to face.

My phone is ringing. Oh dear! It’s Clara.

“Clara, my angel, I miss you.”

“That’s alright honey, but you must talk to Harry first thing you are back.”

“What did he do now?”

“Cynthia’s bra is missing.”

21 comments:

Damyanti said...

This one made me laugh. So very well characterized.

I was just wondering tho if the receipt reaching a company accountant before the man checks out is normal. Usually, a hotel will work out the bill at check out, and only then can it be sent to the company accountant..won't he have the opportunity of getting the receipt corrected by the hotel before check out?

BrownPhantom said...

Thanks a lot Damyanti !
You never know these days :). Please forgive it as an act of blatant creative liberty :).

Aerin said...

OH MY GOSH I laughed out loud. This is DARLING, I love it!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

LOL, too cute and funny! But who's Cynthia and why is she staying with them, lol? And how did Harry get the bra in the bags?

Inquiring minds....

Dottie :)

Mystico said...

*sees crowning moment of funny*
Mmmm...heehee

Tony said...

LOL !
There are so many hidden funny possibilities. What if the husband would have called Cynthia :D
How will he face her now having slept with her thing :D

Phil W said...

Good close. I don't understand the title. Why is it called "Demon"?

Aimee Laine said...

Haaaaaahahaha! Priceless. Now that was great! :)

fairyhedgehog said...

I like that ending and the way it ties up all the ends.

Tulip said...

Funny, my boy ;)

Aidan Fritz said...

I like how Harry plays into this and I didn't expect that at the ending. A very clever way to tie this together to a nice closure.

Precie said...

Ha! Clever!

bluesugarpoet said...

Funny twist in the plot! I wonder if Harry will be the scapegoat... :) Well played! ~Jana A.

lumuhuku said...

Neat :-)

Old Kitty said...

I really enjoyed this - great ending! Who'd have thought a bra could be so fab! Thank you, take care
x

Rachel said...

Still laughing, and wondering if maybe Harry put the bra in the bag to get back at his father??

It's all toooooo funny and I can see a very short movie in my head.

Thank you!

Mikki said...

Very funny. Thank you for sharing!

Richard Levangie said...

What a hoot! Thanks for the laugh. :-)

jrthumbprints said...

Interesting scenario. I wish I knew more about Cynthia; it may have shed more light onto the son's motives. Still, damn good flash.

JaneyV said...

Prashant- I love the humour of this piece. Your use of language as the slow reveal of the situation through the man's internal dialogue was very nicely executed. Well done.

jason evans said...

I want to think that the son somehow wants to sabotage his dad, but maybe he just needed to dispose of the evidence. This was finely written. A high scorer!

Congrats on Forties Club!