Fandango’s Friday Flashback — December 20

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 20th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on December 20, 2017 in response to the WordPress Daily Prompt, “calling.”

Is There Something You Want To Tell Me?

Dave was fixing a quick dinner for his kids, since his wife, Maggie, had worked late again and had just gotten home a few minutes earlier. That’s when Dave’s cellphone rang. “Honey, can you answer that?” he asked his daughter, Darla, who dutifully got up, ran into the living room, and answered the phone.

As Dave was setting out the plates on the kitchen table, Darla handed him the phone. “It’s your lawyer calling,” she said.

“My lawyer? I don’t have a lawyer.” Dave put the phone next to his ear, “Hello, this is Dave. Who’s calling?”

“Hello Dave,” the voice said. “I’m sorry to bother you at dinnertime, but I’m Clarisa Ridgeman, attorney at law. I’m calling you because your wife has engaged an attorney, Daniel Dorfman, to represent her in your divorce. He contacted me and suggested that I call you, since you should engage your own lawyer.”

“What?” said Dave in shock. “You want to be my lawyer in a divorce case? My wife never mentioned wanting a divorce.”

“Yes,” said the lawyer. “And that’s why I’m calling you. You need to be represented.”

Just then Maggie came walking into the kitchen. “Hi hon, sorry I was late again,” she said.

“Hold on a second,” Dave said into his cellphone. “Maggie, is there something you want to tell me?”

23 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — December 20

  1. Marleen December 20, 2019 / 10:22 am

    I don’t know… sounds a little like Donald Trump’s lawyer setting up “representation” for the women who then signed NDAs with the Donald (which women weren’t necessarily well represented).

    Liked by 2 people

    • Marleen December 20, 2019 / 10:25 am

      Or the women who were contacted, because of Donald’s lawyer’s motivations, to make deals with a “news” organization about their stories (which stories, then, were caught and killed).

      Liked by 2 people

  2. redpink20 December 22, 2019 / 6:07 am

    Wow that’s not good very bad Thankyou for sharing poor family I wonder what happened next two not good

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 December 22, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    Wow, what a way to find out. She better have something to talk to him about. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

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