A Day in the Life of Albert Beddington (Short Fiction)

27 Jul


Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.

Albert was nervous.  “Better to be nervous, than naive,” he thought to himself.  Could he really be the choice?  “Doesn’t it just feel so unreal,” he mused?  Everything seemed to point to him being the one chosen for the job.  “Finally, just maybe, my time has come to shine and show what I am able to do,” he encouraged himself.

Gerry was also up for the promotion; but he didn’t have the experience or the time in the company that Albert had.  Henry had already dropped out of the running; he chose to remain in his current position.  “If I do land this promotion, it will be a huge step professionally,” Albert pondered as he looked at his watch.

Just then, his thoughts were interrupted by a horn sounding outside.  Kelly was sitting in her car waiting for Albert to come out and go to dinner.  Lately, they had been seeing more of each other.  More and more Albert was warming to the idea of a committed relationship.  Never in his wildest dreams would he have thought he would be entertaining such an idea.

“Oh, I love the dress,” Albert complimented as he sat in the passenger seat.

“Pretty, very pretty,” he praised as he leaned in and gave Kelly a long, deep kiss.

“Quite the charmer tonight,” Kelly said with a smile as she licked her glossy red lips.  “Ready to go then,” she asked?

Slowly Albert leaned in for one more kiss, then he smiled and nodded his head.

The two of them headed to the local steakhouse and had a satisfying meal and great conversation.  Under the spell of great food and company, Albert felt as though he were, in that very moment, falling helplessly in love.

“Very good,” Kelly said as she sipped her red wine.  “What do you think about the promotion,” she asked, as the conversation and food were settling.

“Xenox is a great company,” Albert replied, “but, to be honest, right now I don’t have a clue which way they are leaning.”

“You know as well as I, you should get the promotion,” Kelly offered in encouragement.

“Zack is the only one who knows which way it is going to go,” Albert said with a hint of nervousness in his voice, “he’s been my boss for the past five years, so he should know if I am right for the position or not; either way, we will know tomorrow.”


Posted by on July 27, 2013 in Daily Prompt


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8 responses to “A Day in the Life of Albert Beddington (Short Fiction)

  1. Maryann Holloway

    July 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I find my self wanting to turn the page but alas it isn’t there. Great story.

  2. TooFullToWrite

    August 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I hope he got it or I will be very upset! Nice twist on the prompt, felt like a real slice of everyday life. Albert for president! 🙂


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