Conversation with my spouse by Ashleigh Seton-Rogers

The prompt: Conversation with my spouse Word count: 1200 Genre: Comedy

Doreen sat apprehensively in the waiting room. It was minimalistic, bright and smelt new. A mute flat screen TV was playing in the corner. Advertisements and promotions on loop. Scott Granger’s latest courses and books that were on sale. Pamphlets neatly fanned out on the glass table featured workshops and mentorship programmes offered by Granger Limited. It was all so palpable now. She would be meeting the man himself. The man she’d been an ardent supporter and fan of since before his rise in popularity.
She’d never been one for motivational speakers or life coaches. She’d always considered herself to be pretty well put together. But when she’d started having problems with Dennis (her long-suffering husband of 30 years), she’d reached out and he’d come to her rescue. Looking down at the pamphlets she smiled at the one referring to his next annual symposium. That was the cream of the crop in terms of watching Granger come to life. His presence on stage was electrifying and the words he uttered were as if he’d read your mind. He really understood matrimonial issues.

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