On to the weekly prompt.
1a : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration
b : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future
c : leisure <time for reading>
2: the point or period when something occurs : occasion
3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>
b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> —often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
- You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
- Only one entry per writer.
It has been a hectic week till now & going to be so till next weekend,but I could not do without my Trifecta “fix” 😛 So,before the bell tolled,& time ran out,here I am with my submission.
When he came calling..
He watched them from the shadowy hallway.
The family was at Dinner.Annie the old Housekeeper was bustling around.
Roger,the trusted Butler was supervising the footmen in his usual,calm manner.
At the head of the table,sat Christopher,the monarch, sans the regal robes, sceptre and the crown.He smirked at the thought.Christopher had started small but now at 58, he ran the multi-million dollar business with the ease & panache of one born to it.
On his right,sat his beautiful & equally regal consort, Lila.Her smile was sparkling yet, as hard as a 24 carat diamond.She looked not a day over 40,but was actually 52.Few knew about her humble beginnings but most remembered her rise to stardom at just 20 & her subsequent marriage at 22, to young Christopher,a Harvard graduate .
In front of her sat their daughter,the sweet & adorable,Gwen,all of twenty three.Her beauty shone like the Sun,dazzling everyone.
Next to her,sat her brother Nicolas,twenty nine.His stern demeanour & obsession with discipline ,belied his youth.He was the serious one in the family,with a Wharton degree under his belt.
Lila was flanked by her aunt Gracie on her right,a sixty something,bubbly & spirited woman who delighted everyone with her incessant banter.
Gracie was chatting animatedly to Prudence,the elder daughter of the house.Prudence was 25 and had both brains & beauty.
On the seventh chair sprawled Damon,26, the darling of the family. Aided by his innocent good looks , he oozed charm .He never failed to be amused at his family’s efforts to get him to be serious.
A picture perfect family!
Well,it is time to prick their bubble,he reflected.He had the goods on each of them & not one was clean!
Wait till I start turning the pages of their history-what a read that would be!
Let me start with the head, he told himself, chuckling inwardly, as he stepped into the Dining Hall.
Won’t they be surprised to know that this family has another heir in waiting!