A Key West Scene

by Barb, now back in Maine

Time: 3:00 AM. A beautiful night in Key West. The windows are wide open. Somewhere on the front porch of one of the five townhouses in our little complex…

Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Let me in!”


Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Let me in!”


Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Let me in!”


(from a second story window) “Use the front door code.”

“I don’t have it. Come down and let me in!”

“No! Let yourself in. I’m texting you the code.”


Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Let me in!”

“No! Use the code.”

“I doesn’t work.” Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Come down here and let me in!”

“You did it wrong. Try again.”


“It still doesn’t work.” Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Come down here and let me in!”

“I’m in bed!”

“I don’t care!”

“I’m naked.”

“I don’t care!”

“I’m not alone.”

“I don’t care!  Get down here and let me in.”

“I’m texting the code again.”


“Still not working.” Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Get your ass down here and let me in!”

“I am down. I’m standing on the front porch. I don’t see you.”

“What do you mean you don’t see me? I am standing right here.”

Together: “Ohhhh. Wrong house.”

Aaaand scene.

About Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at www.maineclambakemysteries.com
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9 Responses to A Key West Scene

  1. Julianne Spreng says:

    OMG! That is a classic comedy sketch played out in real life. I say this all the time and unfortunately it’s true…there is very little that is too stupid, ridiculous, or unbelievable as seen on TV or in the movies or read in a story that hasn’t happened to someone, somewhere, at sometime. I hope you were able to see the humor at 3am?!

  2. Vida Antolin-Jenkins says:

    ROTFLMAO!!! And I have heard of/read investigative reports of incidents of wrong door, wrong person for quite some time. Thanks for triggering memories and laughter!

  3. Con Sweeney says:

    Sounds like a great opening scene for a mystery!

  4. That is hilarious!

  5. Nancy Miller says:

    Thank you thank you! What a laugh!

  6. susanvaughan says:

    Loved it. Yes, a big laugh here. Now in a romance novel, this could be how the hero and heroine meet. There wouldn’t actually be anyone upstairs with the heroine.

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