First Line Friday

“You embarrassed me this evening.”

That is this week’s First Line Friday prompt at MindLovesMisery Menagerie.


Here is my go at it:

“You embarrassed me this evening.”

He sat there with a smug look on his face as she continued.

“I was singing my heart out to you, sharing my love with you, and you laughed at me. In front of all those people, you pointed and laughed at me.”

He peeled the label from his bottle of beer, not even acknowledging that she spoke.

“Why do you encourage me to sing to an audience, and then mock me in front of them? Isn’t this private hell enough for you?”

“This was the last time, Lewis. The joke is on you.”

He chuckled and gave her that “yeah, right” look.

“While you were there in the audience, gawking at that girl half your age, you didn’t see me leave the stage. He was waiting for me, Lewis. The biggest record producer in the country was in my dressing room, waiting to sign me to that label. You know the one.”

“We’re done.”

He dropped the bottle he’d been nursing.

Anne left, slamming the door behind her.

He was dumbfounded.  As he reached down to pick the bottle up, he heard a loud noise.

He went to the door to be greeted by squealing tires and her auburn hair flying in the wind as she drove out of his life.

Then, he heard it.  Toby Keith, loud and proud, from her car stereo…

“How do you like me now?!”



Image source: Pixabay

About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 17 years now. David and I have been married for almost 37 years. Our children are grown. One is here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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8 Responses to First Line Friday

  1. 15andmeowing says:

    That was great, I love the song too 🙂

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  2. He really deserved this😉

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Ooh good one! I like what you did with that first line. Great song, too! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Barbara! This one came very easily for me. In my childhood, when I was defenseless, I was often dealing with mean comments and mocking of my singing. I couldn’t do anything about it then, so I made ‘Anne’ decide enough was enough. I made her be strong and finally stand up for herself, which is something I wish I could do.
      Have a blessed day.😊

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  4. Vanessence says:

    Ha! That was a great story! We all need a little bit of Anne inside, don’t we? 🙂

    Blessings! xoxox

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    • Thanks! Oh yeah! If only more of us could be like that, I think there’d be a lot fewer people walking over others and maybe fewer depressed folks, too. Imagine a world where no dreams are shattered because we go for it, in spite of the meanies of this world. We stop letting them steal our dreams. Wouldn’t that be great?

      Have a blessed day. 🙂

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