Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! These are the last sentences in my contemporary short story about a woman who chooses to even the score.
Marian undergoes a secret, 8 month long physical transformation in preparation for one event – one night: the Advertising Industry Annual Awards Event where the well-heeled and well-connected rubbed shoulders with the business-rich and ad-world-famous. As runner up to the Winning Ad Campaign, in a move which causes some surprise, she arranges to introduce the Winner (Andrea Williams), on stage, in front of everyone who is anyone in the Industry. Unrecognisably sexy and polished she meets her arch-nemesis on stage Todd Eccleston – her boss, and the architect of her misery, who is suitably taken with her transformation. After her speech, she introduces a video of the winning advertisement, and takes a limousine to the airport while everyone watches … to the very, very, very end.
In the hall, the advert had reached its last line.
“Chlontiran. Quality of life back in your hands.”
The screen flickered, and cleared.
The applause died down, as the larger than life figures of Tod Eccleston and Andrea Williams, entered a well-appointed office, in an unmistakably intimate embrace.
“It’s settled then? That lump of lard, Diamond, is out of the running?” Her voice was heavy with lust. “Yes, sexy, sweet Andrea, you get the award…”
The room erupted.
© Kim Magennis 2016
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