Chance Meeting

It was pure happenstance that they ran into each other at the Flamingo. The last time they were together, which was nearly four years ago, Eileen had gotten very upset with Vic when she had been telling him about her research on the volute scroll work on early Grecian temple columns, part of her PhD work in ancient antiquities, and he just kept yawning, which really pissed her off. He tried to explain to her that he was exhausted from eight straight days on the road, but she wouldn’t have any part of it.

“Eileen,” Vic shouted when he spotted her walking into the tavern. “Eileen, it’s been quite a while…” Then he noticed that she was with someone, someone noticeably younger, and they were holding hands.

“Oh Vic, it has been a while,” Eileen said, dropping her companion’s hand and blushing. Vic cleared his throat and Eileen said, “I’m sorry, Vic, let me introduce you to Kevin. He’s a doctoral candidate and I’m his faculty advisor.” Then she turned to Kevin and said, “Kevin, this is my ex, Victor.”

Kevin put out his hand to shake Vic’s, but Vic turned his gaze back to Eileen. He laughed and said, “You’ve always had an eye for younger men, Eileen, and I can see you’re on a roll tonight.”

“I suppose I am, Vic,” Eileen said. “Kevin doesn’t get bored when I display my ionic spirals and curves with him.”

“Well, with that, Eileen,” Vic said, “I will excuse myself so that Kevin, here, can savor your volute exhibitionism in peace. Enjoy your evening together in the playpen — I mean the restaurant — this evening.” Then Vic turned around and left.


Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: Fandango’s One Word Challenge (happenstance), My Vivid Blog (flamingo), Ragtag Daily Prompt (volute), Your Daily Word Prompt (tavern), Word of the Day Challenge (yawn), and The Daily Spur (roll).

6 thoughts on “Chance Meeting

  1. Marleen November 18, 2022 / 8:25 am

    I wonder if that would be like spelling out a word when around the children.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bushboy November 18, 2022 / 1:42 pm

    Bitter to the end. Good twist Fandango. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam November 19, 2022 / 2:13 am

    That was very mean. Kick him for me please

    Liked by 1 person

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