Humor Flash Fiction posted September 1, 2020

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80-word story about an observant old man.

A Surprising Answer

by LisaMay

Mr. Claridge sat beside his daughter, Tessa, in the doctor’s room. It was boringly drab, apart from the calendar showing an autumn scene. Tessa’s father, his hands folded quietly in his lap, looked around the room. Resignation marked his lined face. If I’ve got Alzheimer’s, so be it.
The doctor leaned forward. “I have questions to ask, Mr. Claridge, for cognitive function. What day is it today, please?”
“Have you forgotten? It’s your wife’s birthday! It’s marked on that calendar.”

Surprise! 80 Words or Less writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a complete story in 80 words or less.

The theme is 'Surprise.'

You may incorporate this theme into the story any way you wish, but it must somehow relate to the topic.
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