He didn’t look up when I entered his office. He sat there behind the largest desk I had ever seen. He knew I was there, standing, waiting, wondering but he continued reading the letter in his hand as though I didn’t exist. After what seemed an eternity, he put the letter down, squared it up neatly and looked up at me with a gaze that pinned me to the wall. I couldn’t speak. He didn’t care. I asked for the interview. I needed a favor and was afraid to ask and afraid not to.
He folded his hands together on the desk and spoke softly: “Why have you come here?”
He glanced at the heavy gold watch on his wrist: “I’m a busy man. You have exactly 60 seconds.”
Time was nearly up when I blurted it out. He nodded: “You will know soon. Now leave me”
– The End –
This week’s flash word is “up” and the upper limit is 150 words. I just made it with 147 words.
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