A Tale Juicy Enough to Leave Anyone Speechless

How our actions have the power to shape how others perceive us

Rejoice Denhere
Vital World Online
Published in
3 min readMar 17, 2024

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Isn’t it funny how sometimes the things we least expect end up becoming the talk of the town?

One late Friday, a panicked call shattered the usual quiet of my night. An unknown number flashed on my screen, followed by strained breathing when I answered. “Who is this?” I demanded, met only by more gasps. Just as I considered hanging up, a hushed voice whispered, “Can I stay with you tonight, please?”

It was a friend in crisis. Details were scarce, but her voice told the whole story. I quickly advised her to call a taxi, and within half an hour, she arrived at my doorstep, looking visibly shaken. After settling her in with a cosy blanket and tea, I braced myself for the emotional rollercoaster to come.

Months later she called me again. Her voice crackled with excitement over the phone. “You won’t believe what I just heard!” she exclaimed. Knowing her flair for the dramatic, I waited for her news.

She then shared a story she’d heard at a recent party. The tale itself was juicy enough to leave anyone speechless, and knowing her usual taste for the mundane, I knew this must be a real whopper.

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Rejoice Denhere
Vital World Online

Author and business owner. Putting teams and individuals on the path to success. Top Writer on Medium. https://rejoicedenhere.medium.com/membership