Get Fios!

2015-03-16 - BW Beacham

“A body suddenly crashed through a plate glass window at the Brigadier’s house.”

For the Brigadier, now retired,  an uninvited body threw his regulated life off balance.

“Johnson,” he called, “Johnson come here at once”  Johnson was no where to be found. Every room (all 75 of them) was searched. Some strange things were discovered, but not Johnson.

The body remained on the floor of the Brigadier’s reading room. No one bothered to see who dropped in.

Underlings bent down and rolled the body over. A bit bloodied, but definitely Johnson.

“What the devil, man,” the Brigadier said mostly to the air, “did you have in mind?”

The timid voice of an underling: “Well, Sir, you did send him to check on the cable dish.”

The Brigadier shook his head, “At least he could have had the dignity to fall into the back garden. Now I have to replace a window.” He turned on his heel and marched out of the room.

Written for Monday’s Finish the Story, March 16, 2015


19 thoughts on “Get Fios!

  1. Suzanne Joshi March 23, 2015 / 3:45 am

    I’m glad I didn’t work for the Brigadier. Poor Johnson. I enjoyed the humor in this Phylor. Well done. :D — Suzanne


    • phylor March 23, 2015 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks — I agree, the Brigadier would be a horrible employer!


  2. babso2you March 20, 2015 / 11:05 am

    Excellent Phylor! Concern for the window over concern for Johnson! Thank you for participating in the MFtS challenge, and I apologize for taking two days to read your story! I hope that you return next week! Be well… ^..^


    • phylor March 20, 2015 / 11:08 am

      I was late posting, too. So no worries. I’ve known some military types (and read of others) to whom this would be the correct and natural response.
      Wonder what next week will bring to Monday?

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  3. Dave March 20, 2015 / 5:16 am

    “Now clean up this mess and get back to work. I’m missing Game of Thrones!”


    • phylor March 20, 2015 / 11:06 am

      I definitely can hear the Brigadier barking that order!


  4. afairymind March 19, 2015 / 6:22 am

    Poor Johnson! The brigadier seems to be a thoroughly unpleasant character.


    • phylor March 19, 2015 / 9:33 am

      I’m afraid so. Glad I don’t work for him any more. It was going to be my turn next fixing the cable dish!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. patrickprinsloo March 19, 2015 / 5:21 am

    The Brigadier is right – he should have fallen elsewhere. Love the “Some strange things were discovered … “.


    • phylor March 19, 2015 / 9:34 am

      With a 75 room mansion, you just never know what might lurk in all those closets, lol


  6. John Yeo March 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

    Nice work PHYLOR ~ I think this needs a continuaton ~ I love the dialogue :)


    • phylor March 19, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Thank you. The opening sentence was so fascinating — everyone took a different route!


  7. summerstommy2 March 18, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Some people are just so inconsiderate aren’t they. Great story phylor, gave me a good cause to smile today….


    • phylor March 18, 2015 / 11:40 pm

      Always glad to make you smile. I am waiting for midnight — it’s 11:40 now.


      • summerstommy2 March 18, 2015 / 11:43 pm

        Well it’s either midnight or 1am, you changed to daylight saving so I’m not sure when it will turn up.


        • phylor March 18, 2015 / 11:49 pm

          Guess I’ll go to bed and check in the morning!


            • phylor March 19, 2015 / 9:57 am

              No problem — I think it was a good way to start the day. Since most of the snow has melted, I’ll go see what lurks in my garden.


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