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That’s What Friends Are For

April 29, 2019

From the Ragtag Daily Prompt – Today’s prompt is NIMBLE.


That’s What Friends Are For

Rex looked around the dark room. “What d’ya say, Billy, time to make a move?”

“Eh, I don’t know. I’d like to get a feel for the place first, you know? See who’s here, who maybe walks in the door.”

“We’ve been here for 45 minutes. How long does it take you to get a ‘feel’?”

“Depends,” Billy said.

“On what?”

“A multitude of variables are at play in a situation such as this.”

Rex turned his head toward his friend and gave him a puzzled look. “Give me an example of a “situation such as this”, Billy.”

“The ability to actually dance.”

“Rex laughed. Come on, anyone can dance. You just get the beat and then you sort of just bounce around. No one knows what you’re doing.”

“So you say, but…” Lowering his voice he continued with a British accent. “You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead, so stakes me to the ground I cannot move.”

“Translation: you’re afraid to dance? And who’s that who said that, Monty Python?”

“Shakespeare. And afraid is a strong word.”

“Panic-stricken? And why do you know Shakespeare?”

“I just do. You’re not funny, Rexie.”

“How about timid?”

“And you’re not making it any easier.”

“Are you afraid to dance or to just ask a woman to dance?”

“I’m not afraid.”

“Because if it’s just to ask someone to dance, look over there. You see her, that woman in the black jeans, the short brown hair? She’s walked past us about 10 minutes ago and glanced over and now she’s sort of looking over this way. She’s kind of cute. How about her?”

“You go ahead, Billy. I’ll stand here and get comfortable and maybe I’ll ask someone in a little bit.”

“That’s OK, I can wait with you.”


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  1. April 30, 2019 7:45 am

    Interesting reference to Cat Stevens…I found one of his quotes in my treasure box a couple nights ago 🙂

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