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A Ballet Dancer's Dilemma

Occasionally I am startled by a knock at my door So, after carefully putting my feet on the floor, I strolled through to my living room to answer Before me stood a petite, scantily-clad ballet dancer. At first, I stood wide-mouthed in accumulating awe, Then, from the floor, I stooped to pick up my jaw. “We have run out of gas right in front of your house, In a special dance recital, I am the lead’s spouse.” I could see over her shoulder a woman’s hand wave “Sir,” she shouted from the car, “Could you do us a fave?” Could I have disappointed this pretty young ingenue? Of course not, friend! And, I think, neither would you. It seemed to me such a small thing to do, so I ran Into the garage and fetched gas in a long-neck can. “No problem,“ I said, while adding gas to their tank, The little girl apologized, and I heard the car crank. “While you are dancing, I will simply resume my nap. I will be asleep in a minute, fast as a finger snap!” So, helping them on their way to the local auditorium I did not think twice about any polite honorarium But three days later, out of the blue, I did receive A thank you note with ten dollars tucked in a sleeve.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 6/11/2021 11:37:00 AM
Surprise ending! As you live in the USA, I thought they would be robbing your home whilst you poured gas into their getaway car .......
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/11/2021 11:53:00 AM
LOL. Rico, it's not that bad in most little towns in the USA. Really, it isn't! Was that a shot I just heard?
Date: 6/11/2021 11:34:00 AM
Ah, they were appreciative and you did not mind the interruption "for a great cause" and a "grateful" ballerina.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/11/2021 11:53:00 AM
Pure fiction, but I would have done it in real life.
Date: 6/11/2021 7:03:00 AM
You are a great story teller! And how you managed to encapsulate that story in a poem is simply amazing! Best wishes.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/11/2021 7:56:00 AM
Aw, thanks so much, JCB, for your kind thought. It was very encouraging.
Date: 6/11/2021 6:43:00 AM
Delightful story that made me smile from the first to the last verse, my dearest friend, L MILTON. Kindness is always rewarding! Blessings
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/11/2021 7:57:00 AM
Thank you, Demetrios. I'm so glad the story was entertaining for you. Yes, kindness is always rewarding.
Date: 6/11/2021 4:04:00 AM
Great story, Milton. Kindness is it's own reward:)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/11/2021 8:00:00 AM
Thanks for your thoughts, Daniel. I greatly appreciate your read.
Date: 6/10/2021 8:52:00 PM
Pay it forward is always so kind. Enjoyed reading.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/10/2021 9:02:00 PM
Eve, thank you so much. You are absolutely right. I am so glad you enjoyed my little story.