The Elephant in the Room

“Seriously, Alec, can’t you see the elephant in the room?” Leah whispered to Alec, her co-worker who was sitting next to her at the large conference table.

Alec physically scanned the room. “If there’s an elephant in this room, Leah, I can’t see it,” Alec whispered back. “Can you give me a hint what you’re talking about?”

“Alec, you can be so thick at times. It’s Tina’s kakorrhphiophobia,” Leah said.

“Her what?”

“Her fear of failure,” Leah responded. “You can see the beads of perspiration that formed on her forehead as she slowly rose to give her presentation. That’s because she was promoted beyond her level of competence. She’s always been a vacuous suit, a follower and not a leader. She doesn’t have the energy it takes to run this division, like I do.”

Alec smiled. “Now I see the elephant in the room, Leah. It’s green with envy, just like you’ve been since you found out you were passed over for the job.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (elephant), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hint), Word of the Day Challenge (kakorrhphiophobia), Your Daily Word Prompt (vacuous), My Visual Blog (follower), and The Daily Spur (energy).


22 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Room

  1. msjadeli August 24, 2021 / 8:02 pm

    I learned a new word today. I know the concept but didn’t know there was a term for it.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam August 25, 2021 / 2:35 am

    Great, love how the prompts were woven into the tale 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mariamichaela August 25, 2021 / 4:25 am

    Great job on the prompts!

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  4. Melanie B Cee August 25, 2021 / 8:24 am

    Bravo!! I love it when you participate in the prompts! 😀 I’ve known a couple of those elephants in my career. Not green ones, PINK ones. 😉 LOL

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  5. Fr0stbitFlaymz420 August 25, 2021 / 9:34 pm

    #FOWC
    Am I the damn elephant..?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 September 8, 2021 / 9:39 pm

    I have heard of grey, white and pink elephants, but not a green one. Good story!

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