A Comfortable Racket ~ #FlashFiction

 

‘A Comfortable Racket’ ~ Flash Fiction

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Photo copyright of Amy Reese

 

When the shutters opened again, they would provide comfort to the community.

Nobody needed that comfort more than Sonny.  He had come he from – well he wasn’t certain where he had come from.  But even this clinical, draughty, nuts-and-bolts, industrial shell of a corridor was luxury compared to that place.

Most of which he had pushed from his memory.

He had heard the unmistakable racket of the shutters going up and down oh, so many times.  They were part of his daily routine now.  Part of daily comfort.

But no one knew when the shutters would open again…

…which was not a very comforting thought.

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A Spectacle ~ #FlashFiction

 

‘A Spectacle’ ~ Flash Fiction

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Photo copyright of Roger Bultot

 

He wasn’t sure what had brought him here.  In truth, he didn’t know where he was but looking at the window, he guessed it was an old converted church.

He hadn’t been to church for years.

Perhaps this was his calling?

Then, a distraction.

He could see a reflection in his glasses; they were lights that moved as he did and followed his every move.

Yet when he took his glasses off to see the source, the light was nowhere to be seen.

Was it a trick of the light or a trick of his mind?

A trick that resulted in him seeing things from a different point of view?

Ironic that taking his glasses off helped him to see more clearly.

He felt sure that he had lost his religion, as he moved to ascend the stairs.

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Square peg #FlashFiction

 

‘Square Peg’ ~ Flash Fiction

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The next clue was, “Take the key from ‘around’ the floor to be ‘this way up’ .”

“Unlock the round containers; next clue must be in the box on the windowsill,” the contestant thought out loud, head spinning, as he solved the clue.

You really had to think outside the box in this cryptic adventure…

but first you had to fit a square peg into a round hole…

The clock was ticking.

It was a lose-lose situation.

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No one knew when it was going to happen… #FlashFiction

Originally published in May 2014, this picture has come round again in Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ ‘Friday Fictioneers’.

It’s time for a second airing…  enjoy!

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Picture copyright Sandra Crook

No one knew when it was going to happen.  There was no warning.

The locals accepted ‘it’ as a part of village life which happened randomly twice a year;  although it was an inconvenience.  Most of them saw the funny side though… except those that got stuck on the only bridge into and out of the village.

No one knew when ‘The Curse of the Herder’ would strike and open the gates for the herds to escape… and run amok.  It was a game that the ghostly herder relished!

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Welcome to the blog hop ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

#WonderfulWorldofWriting blog hop poem writing linky

Welcome to the blog-hop!

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Look left and click right,

Scroll down, drag and drop,

Look right and click left,

Welcome to the blog hop!

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Newcomers, regulars,

Readers, writers a-new,

Don’t be shy, come on in,

It’s all here for you!

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It’s quite simple, have fun,

Tweet, pin, comment, share,

Get involved, give a +1,

Or host your own, if you dare!

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There’s plenty to choose from,

Grab a badge and display

In your sidebar, in your blog post,

Then link-up, you’re away!

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

 

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Different Destinations ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

#WonderfulWorldofWriting blog linky poem

Different Destinations 

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Everyone’s thinking something different

Everyone’s got a tale to tell

A stop-off to meet a friend

A break from shopping

A chance to get out of your 4 walls

A common ground where people go

To take a breather

To take 5

To have some headspace

To have some company; ‘talking’ or ‘anonymous’

Welcome to the cafe…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Sometimes you just need to take a little time out your day to people-watch…

 

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No one knew when it was going to happen…

Friday fictioneers

Picture copyright Sandra Crook

No one knew when it was going to happen.  There was no warning.

The locals accepted ‘it’ as a part of village life which happened randomly twice a year;  although it was an inconvenience.  Most of them saw the funny side though… except those that got stuck on the only bridge into and out of the village.

No one knew when ‘The Curse of the Herder’ would strike and open the gates for the herds to escape… and run amok.  It was a game that the ghostly herder relished!

~

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with Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt

Please do feel free to comment but likewise, please do note that I would prefer not to

receive constructive criticism.  

(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon

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If only life were this easy… oink!

“Mum….. MUM!!!  DAD!!!”
I knew this one wasn’t a ploy to come downstairs because, “I’ve had enough sleep now!”…

I open our little bear’s bedroom door.
“What’s the matter?”
Our little bear’s sitting up in bed, “I need some help please.  Peppa’s tail has come out!”
So I popped Peppa Pig’s tail back through the little hole in her little skirt.
“Thank you Mummy, I’m tired.”
And off she went to sleep, clearly all her troubles in the world now solved!

If only it was always as simple in the grown-up world!

What’s the funniest/most random thing your little one has called you for in the night?

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