Nobody (Film), starring Kenneth Harlan & Jewel Carmen
Nobody (Film), starring Kenneth Harlan & Jewel Carmen

Poor Eugene

“Excuse me miss, maybe you can help me.”

“Hello? I’m looking for the general manager’s office.”

“Do you know where it is? I’m late for an interview.”

“Hmm. Well, I was hoping to make a good impression. I really need this job. It will prove to my father that I’m not a worthless waste of space.”

“If you don’t mind me saying so, you have very beautiful eyes.”

“I’m sorry if you think I’m being too forward. My mother always taught me to say what I think, and that one can never go wrong with a sincere compliment.”

“She also always tells me to find a nice girl and settle down. She is getting pretty impatient waiting for grandchildren.”

“Father doesn’t like most of the ladies I meet. Father’s very old fashioned. He always says the girls I go out with talk too much, and out of turn. Mother sure does drive him crazy, because she does the very same thing. Father would like you for sure, though. You are very quiet.”

“I don’t suppose you would accompany me to dinner some night? Maybe see a show? There’s a new show that started two nights ago that is apparently quite the riot.”

“No? Perhaps I am being too forward. My sincerest apologies.”

“Oh dear me, I haven’t even introduced myself! I am Carson. Eugene Reginald Carson the Third.”

“Hopefully the soon to be Second Assistant Inventory Manager Eugene Reginald Carson the Third, if I can ever find my way to the general manager’s office. Do you know where it is? I am very late.”


“Oh drat. I’ve been chatting up a mannequin this whole time. Father would be so disappointed.”


The photo was a prompt one week for Flash Friday‘s writing contest, and the story I wrote fits this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge perfectly, so I am sharing it here. Hope you enjoyed it.

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