Risk-taker

She taps her fingers on the table and nervously glances at the spread again – fluffy apple scones, crustless finger-size sandwiches, buttery shortbread, and the rows of neatly placed upside-down white teacups on saucers. Everything seems perfect, yet her hands are clammy, throat dry.

She’d taken a big risk by volunteering to cater for the occasion. The 20-odd people in the room would decide the course of her life today. She wanted to quit her 9-to-5 job, and this was a perfect opportunity to put her baking skills to the test.

She beams as the first person approaches the table for a second helping.

 

Written for Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Yvette Prior

 

 

 

 

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