The Unwanted Guest is the third story in The Absurd Tales of Mr Griffs series. When Mr Griffs finds out that Steve Moran, his arch-nemesis and neighbour, is throwing a party without him, he has no plans to crash the party. However, a series of peculiar events leads him to do just that! More
When Steve Moran, Mr Griffs’ troublesome neighbour, throws a lavish party, everyone in the neighbourhood is invited. Everyone, that is, except for Mr Griffs.
Although he has no intention of attending Steve’s pretentious party, Mr Griffs’ curiosity gets the better of him. After coming to the aid of a party-bound and cake-bearing old lady, Mr Griffs gallantly offers to escort her (and her cake) inside. Within no time at all, Mr Griffs finds himself sipping champagne and sampling Steve’s expensive canapés.
All at once, Steve’s carefully-laid-out plans unravel and, no matter how much he tries, he just can’t keep Mr Griffs away. When all of his friends, and even his wife, begin to flock around his neighbour, Steve is left to wonder – who, in fact, is the unwanted guest?
‘I love a cake. And this one’s got the perfect amount of cream!’ Mr Griffs salivated over the dessert. Although he considered sneaking a piece, he realised that the only way to get a bite would be to infiltrate the party.
The Absurd Tales of Mr Griffs is a series of short stories.
Rather than being heavy on morals, the series exaggerates reality and is whimsical and quirky. It’s all about the irony of life because, let’s face it, it’s more fun this way.
Mr Griffs, as a character is extremely logical, though he tends to think outside the box. And yet, somehow, his approach to life always seems to get him into trouble. Whether Mr Griffs is creating his own line of tea blends, chasing wild bush turkeys off his property or getting revenge on his pretentious neighbor, the stories will keep you entertained.
There is no predicting what Mr Griffs will do next.