The Elephant in the Room

Suzanne was both a vibrant and well-grounded woman. A force to be reckoned with. She was the consummate professional, and she took pride in managing every aspect of her job, down to the finest detail.

So no one was sure of what could have possessed her on this particular day. Everyone could sense the elephant in the room. It certainly left her co-workers with an indelible impression. They all attempted to act as normally as possible under the circumstances and Suzanne ran the meeting in her usual inimitable manner.

Unfortunately, in this case, the elephant in the room wasn’t a metaphorical one. For some inexplicable reason, Suzanne invited a real elephant to the meeting, so there was, literally speaking, an elephant in the room.

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (vibrant), My Vivid Blog (grounded), The Daily Spur (pride), Your Daily Word Prompt (possess), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (elephant), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (indelible), and Word of the Day Challenge (inimitable).

21 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Room

  1. Paula Light February 21, 2022 / 1:59 pm

    Always such a distraction when people bring their pets to work!

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  2. Sadje February 21, 2022 / 6:41 pm

    You have found the perfect picture for your story. 👍🏼😀

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    • Fandango February 21, 2022 / 9:49 pm



  3. emkingston February 21, 2022 / 9:43 pm

    That’s gonna leave a mark! LOL I definitely would not want to be one of the housekeepers for that one 😀

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  4. Gr8BigFun February 21, 2022 / 10:20 pm

    So behind on my reading and writing this week but who could pass by a real elephant in the room!

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  5. Nope, Not Pam February 22, 2022 / 2:06 am

    I want to know how it got through the door. It would come in handy when moving house

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  6. Lolsy's Library February 22, 2022 / 2:56 am

    I would LOVE…Actually maybe not, it’d probably become very upset.

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    • Fandango February 22, 2022 / 9:35 am

      Yeah. I guess Lottie escaped from Bushboy’s compound.


  7. revivedwriter February 22, 2022 / 8:37 am

    For some reason, I thought you were going to write something about Republicans. 😉

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    • Fandango February 22, 2022 / 2:12 pm

      I’m trying, hard as it is, to steer clear of politics. 🤷🏻‍♂️


  8. Goin' the extra...aaamile February 22, 2022 / 6:42 pm

    the question is: how did the elephant get into the building /boardroom in the first place? – considering entrances are not quite built elephant size :p

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    • Fandango February 22, 2022 / 10:51 pm

      The freight elevator?


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