the messenger (a atory)

The Messenger

I heard a knock on my door and went to see who it was. I wasn’t expecting a visitor. So who could it be?
(Creeeeeek ! I really gotta fix that :P)
I saw the guy in his company parka, with a bundle of letters and a leather bag over his shoulder.
He said, “hello!” with a big smile on his face.
I smiled back at the hottie and said, “Can I help you?”
“I have a gift for you, you aren’t expecting. Or so I’m told?…”
“And what might that be?” I waved him inside and he grinned as he stepped thru the doorway.
“It’s a voucher for a contest you were entered in by a friend who chooses to remain anonymous. You get the informaton now. And the prize in 10 months.”
“What will the prize be?”
“It will be something you have wanted, Your friend said so anyway. They said you’d know what the prize was if I said their name. So I can’t tell you. It’s a surprise! In 10 months, you must go to this address” (he hands me a card) “and they will give you the gift.”
“Just in time for the holiday then”. I smiled and he nodded. He rubbed his hands together, but I wasn’t sure if he was still cold or anticipating my enjoyment of the gift to come.
“I have coffee on the go right now if you’re cold. And a thermal mug if you can’t stay to drink it…?”
“So kind of you, but I just had a cup. Now… you have the card, and the location of the place to get it in 10 months. Here is my card, if you lose track of this voucher.”
He stepped outside the door and waved at me. I turned my back for a second to put the voucher in my bill caddy. And when I turned around he was gone! I looked up and down the street and he was nowhere to be seen.
He must have ducked between the houses then. I laughed and said to myself, “Well whatever the gift is, it better not need nappies.”

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