We had been told the “big man” will be coming.  Not just sure the exact time, but he wants everybody here and waiting when he arrives.  There will be signs that he is getting closer.  Mostly some folks will be sent in first to hold support signs.  And, of course, there will be a motorcade. 

I’ve got to go to the ladies room.  Back in a sec.

…..  Now, I wasn’t gone long!  Where is everybody? I glance down the street. All the people are running. Two minutes in the powder room and I missed the big event!



Thank, Rochelle, for hosting this creative picture prompt, a challenge to write a complete story in one hundred words. I think someone came running by and others followed just like lemmings. Hop over to Rochelle’s and see if others can explain what happened. 😀

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. This happened to me at an Eagles concert in ’77.

  2. James McEwan says:

    If only someone had called to you to hurry, instead you were forgotten in all the excitement. Nice little story of how we all get caught out at times.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    Just perhaps, it’s better to avoid all the hysteria

  4. elmowrites says:

    Not sure if this is just me imposing extra layers, but the fact everyone was running away made me wonder if she wasn’t lucky to be in the loo at the time. Maybe the big man didn’t bring all good things.

  5. Americaoncoffee says:

    Well shared!

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