“The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be a butcher,” sighed Mr. Buckley, pointing at the old photo. “He was just a pu..ah…a toddler there. Whole family was scandalized. Everyone expected him to join the family business of…uh…Financing and Loans.”
Mr. Buckley’s antique store was a welcome stop after John and Megan’s many hours of driving. Buckley was very old but still quite sprightly with a full head of wild gray hair.
Buckley continued saying, “Turned out okay though. Luigi had a knack for disappearing family problems.”
Megan shot John a warning look. John missed it. Instead, he noticed what Buckley nibbled on as he reminisced.
“Ah! This old family picture brings me back. None of ’em smiled. They didn’t want nobody seeing their fa…ah…their bad teeth.”
John suddenly made their excuses and they left the store.
“Oh! I wanted out of there so bad,” groused Megan. “They’re The Mob!”
“That’s not what spooked me,” shuddered John.
“The family didn’t show their ‘fa…teeth,'” mimicked John.
Megan’s eyes bugged out. “You mean like…”
“Did you notice he nibbled on dog biscuits?”
Written for Monday’s Finish the Story. Each week we get a photo prompt and the first sentence of the story. This week, the first sentence is, “The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be…” Look here to see what others wrote: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/mondays-finish-the-story-august-14th-2015/