Late Night

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For Fandango’s Story Starter #26, where we build something around the following phrase:

At first, I thought it was only the dog making noise, but it was…

She didn’t normally stay up this late, and glancing at the stale programme guide reminded her why. Bloody Hell! Was that all? Jools Holland presenting some contrived Hogmanay rubbish?

She looked at the mantlepiece; a quarter to twelve. It’d be on in another five minutes, At least if Moira resolved to watch the countdown, then went to bed, she could truthfully tell her co-workers that she’d welcomed in the New Year.

At first, she thought it was only the dog making noise, but it was sound asleep it its basket. Bloody fireworks had made her more twitchy than Eddie!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

13 thoughts on “Late Night”

  1. I do not like the NYE nor do I celebrate it.I put my ear plugs in and watch something so I am not even aware of when it is. When I use to watch it on TV many many years ago I always got the impression that people were trying too hard to look like they were having a good time.

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        1. We don’t have to have a good time \ To take our clothes off…

          There’s quite a rich vein of pop shows from then, which are nostalgic to watch now. But there was an awful lot of rubbish thrown in. They used to have a weekly show here called Top of the Pops, and they showed a few old episodes over Christmas just gone.

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  2. My dog was terrified by them, he would go into the closet and shake terribly. He even dug a hole in the wall he was
    so afraid. People just don’t think.

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