Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #36

Thanks to Roger for our picture challenge this week.
You can check out the details here.

He knew he had to have it as soon as he saw it.
It was in good condition so he expected it attracted a fair price, but knew it wouldn’t be cheap.
The stall holder saw his interest and mentally starting counting the dollars.
‘It’s in perfect working condition.’
‘I thought there were none left.’
‘And at three hundred bucks, a snip.’
‘WHAT?’
‘The gramophone is three hundred bucks.’
‘I’m not interested in that. How much for the record?’
The seller was deflated and replied
‘Five?’
‘Done!’ he said, carefully removing the needle from its surface and not believing his luck that the vendor had no idea about it being a collector’s item.

 

 

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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4 Responses to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #36

    • I had a large collection of 78s when I was a kid, but don’t think any of them were worth anything apart from perhaps Edward VIII’s abdication speech. Sadly I couldn’t think of something of value, maybe something by Billie Holiday?

  1. tedstrutz says:

    Nice take on the prompt!

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