Mary Keeley is flush with excitement, enters our contest

Shining Throne


Mary Keeley

Did he do it on purpose? How would she know? She certainly couldn’t ask him. They exchanged quick glances, neither acknowledging what had just happened. They both moved away without a word.

Her head spun. She moved to the belly-up table across the room, glad that no one else was there and took a sizable drink. She only knew that the handsomest man she’d ever seen had moments ago brushed his hand against her right breast as they both reached for a glass of chilled Prosecco.

She didn’t turn around lest he be looking. Her glass was already empty. Thankfully a waiter passed by and supplied another. God! She hated these stupid ‘get acquainted’ things at every conference.  I don’t want to get acquainted with any more of these people! She wanted to scream. Was her promotion worth this? Who really wanted to know any more sales reps for bathroom fixtures? There just can’t be that many innovative designs for toilets and sinks, for God’s sake!

She glanced through the brochures that littered each table. Porcelain, granite, ceramic, low flush, dual flush; all such crap. She giggled at her own unspoken pun. “Something funny there?” The voice was deep. Of course it would be. She looked up into those eyes she’d met briefly. Dark green. Wow!

“No, never,” she stammered out. He extended his hand, she took it. “I’m Ben. No worries, none of those are mine.” He indicated the brochures. From his jacket pocket he produced one postcard-sized picture and his room key. “This is my new product if you’re interested. Even if you’re not, I’d like to get to know you.”

She swallowed, still looking at him. She took only the card. She looked at the card, then at him then back to the card. “Seriously??”

“Yep, that’s mine. What every lovely woman needs. A ‘Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat’. You’ll never have to turn on the light when you go to pee at night again. Great, huh?”

She downed her Prosecco in one gulp, smiled and took his room key.

(All that glitters is not gold)

13 thoughts on “Mary Keeley is flush with excitement, enters our contest

  1. Parisianne Modert says:

    A breast brushed story of sexual intrigue appears out of normal convention within “Shining Throne”. Ladies, have you ever asked yourself, ‘why him’? Hmmm…I know I have (currently am, but not going there); although some consider me a shrew towards men. Gentleman, I can assure you that neither myself nor the lady of porcelain within this story are shrews, but please remember to leave the seat down for us, because no woman is a space capsule wishing a splash downed behind in the middle of the night.

    I related to the mystery of why him, why there, what is in a Prosecco (must look it up) and lingering question to the end of what would she accept from this dark-green-eyed, handsome man of daring among the ‘stupid get acquainted’ false-politeness-to-get-a-promotion, set of boring people.

    It took me a few sentences to get use to the high heel quick clicks of the rhythm, but once I did, I enjoyed this bathroom fixture story being stool-flushed out upon the page. It is key to understand that I would give this story a glowing review, but the man’s pick up line of let me show you my toliet seat beat me to it.

  2. Parisianne Modert says:

    Side note: This entry forgot to use the magic word of “Again” or is that implied in why she accepted the key?

  3. Michael Stang says:

    Lovely men (lovely or not) could use this luminary seat as well, I’m thinking. Great creative pace, out of the box nice.

  4. Diane Cresswell says:

    Nice and with laughter – glow in the dark – I would wake up and see this glow from the bathroom thinking a ghost had taken up residence there – then would have to get up to find out what it wanted only to find the seat up!!!! I’ll use a night light!

  5. Kenneth Weene says:

    Mary has plumbed some interesting depths here. I hope he has installed a glow-seat in his en-suite; given her fondness for Prosecco, our heroine will assuredly need to use the facilities.

    • Tiffany V says:

      Game of Thrones… I am House Gold-n-stark! And so frickin’ funny! Toilet humor indeed. And it’s been a good while since I’ve read the word ‘giggle’.

  6. Jon Tobias says:

    I want one of those. Haha, great, funny twist at the end along with your main characters sudden hopes immediately shut down. Great.

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