#8sunday Feb 14, 2016 A dish best served cold 4

Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors!  These are another 9 sentences in  my contemporary short story about a woman who chooses to even the score.  Arriving at the annual awards event of the leading advertising agency in the city  Marian is ushered to her table and sits through the variety show put on for the attendees. It is time for announcing the awards… and Marian awaits in the wings

Tod  had begun announcing the lesser awards. The audience applauded enthusiastically as the successive winners arrived and departed, with their brief, overwhelmed, expressions of appreciation and exultance.

“And, now. The moment we have all been waiting for…” Marian’s heart pounded, her throat tightened.  “The announcement of the overall winner, for Best  Campaign for 2015.”

The hall thundered with applause.

“In an unprecedented show of support, our runner up has offered to introduce the winning campaign…”

The gentle push in the small of her back propelled her onto the stage.

Catching her breath, she raised her head, squared her shoulders and stepped confidently into the limelight.

© Kim Magennis 2016

This week, I left out some backstory, to keep up the pace. You can find the preceding (and omitted) text here.

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36 thoughts on “#8sunday Feb 14, 2016 A dish best served cold 4

  1. Ahh! What a cliffhanger! While you give a hint of who she is, I still have so many questions. And I’m waiting for the reaction of the person she went through all these changes for. Need more!! 🙂

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    1. Good question, Veronica. Major awards like this are often pre-announced, to make sure the right people pitch, prepared. But this story has a twist, so she knew for a long time she would be runner up.

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