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I got up early this morning and snuck into the kitchen so I could make her breakfast in bed. I made scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice.

I crept up the stairs with the tray and opened the bedroom door. She looked so beautiful laying there sleeping.

I stood there near the bed and watched her as she slowly opened her eyes.

"Who the hell are you?!!" she screamed. "How did you get in my house?!! I'm calling the police!!"

I dropped the tray and ran. A simple "thank you" would've sufficed.

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    Haha haha! Absolutely love the last sentence! That is an example of a terrific drabble ending. Great stuff, Christopher.. still chuckling!😂

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    Christopher, I’m running a session on drabble writing at a creative festival in a nearby town in a few weeks. With your permission, I’d like to use this as an example of how to perfect the ending. Hope you’re OK with that?

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    Absolutely. I couldn't remember if this was an old joke or not. Sometimes when funny drabbles come easy to me I second guess myself. So, if your students say "that's an old joke" we'll call it unconscious plagiarism!

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    Or maybe I’ll tell them that they may think it’s an old joke, but it was written by an old friend of mine😁… and that it’s not the jokes you tell, but the way you tell them!😁

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    Ha! Sounds good to me!

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    dianaparkinson 12 months ago

    I was not expecting that ending, very funny!

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    Thank you, Diana.

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    ....looking forward to reading your first drabble(s) Diana!😁

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    Lisa Williams 12 months ago

    I LOVE THIS! xx

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    Thanks, Lisa.

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