FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #12

Here we go with another Flash Fiction challenge from Roger.
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Photo: MorgueFile 14228002011gx95
She always had one on the go. It was therapeutic after a hard day and the light in the spare room was perfect.
At 1500, it was one of the biggest she’d attempted and so it had taken longer to complete than normal. The different blues and stonework had proven to be especially confusing because the pattern was repeated in such close proximity.
‘There!’ she said. ‘Finished. Come and see!’

Steve blanched when he saw it.
‘Don’t you like it? I want to frame this one as it was such a swine.’
He was speechless.
She looked at him. Hard. All joviality gone.
‘You thought I wouldn’t find out didn’t you.’
He swallowed.
‘I had you followed. Nice little bar, that Gleneagles. My P.I. got loads of pictures of the pair of you.’
He didn’t know what to say.
‘You probably recognise that white car. It’s yours. Did you enjoy your boat trip?’
‘It’s not what you think……………. ‘ he began.
‘It never is. I want a divorce, and you can shove the puzzle where the sun don’t shine.’

177 words.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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13 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #12

  1. colonialist says:

    Very good. Using a jigsaw to show the jig is up! 🙂

  2. tintins says:

    Great flash! Enjoyed this!

  3. rogershipp says:

    What a great belly-chuckle! Well done!!!

  4. James says:

    A lot of trouble to go through when she already had the photos. I guess she wanted to do something especially dramatic.

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