May 11: Flash Fiction Challenge

Here’s Charli’s challenge this week:

May 11, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about trading. It can be the profession of old or of modern day traders on Wall Street. It can be trading places or lunches at school. What is traded? Is it a fair deal or a dupe? Trade away and go where the prompt leads you.

It was a good harvest, looking set to continue for a few more weeks.
The freezer was full, as were those of friends and family. Roadside signs brought in some trade, but there was still much more surplus to requirements.
Such a shame to waste it, even fallers from the apple tree were snapped up when left in bags on the dogwalk.
Inspiration struck, and loading up the car we headed to a local tearooms.
Homemade jams and chutneys were for sale, so we offered a trade.
Our surplus fruit and veg for a cream tea once a week.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to May 11: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Michael says:

    Sounds fair to me…well done Di..

  2. Charli Mills says:

    This kind of trade is my favorite. We bartered for and with many things grown in north Idaho. Weekly cream tea sounds good!

  3. What is cream tea? It sounds good, but I don’t know what it is.
    The trade and barter system seems to give lots of room for building community. A better time gone by, perhaps.

    • A cream tea consists of a fruit scone, jam and clotted cream served with a pot of tea. Sometimes butter is included with the scone. It is very indulgent and calorie loaded! Bartering was an old means of trade in years gone by.

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  5. Norah says:

    Nice trade.

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