Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2020: Week #26

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Photo credit: MorgueFIle March2020 7ddd67d4e32d3a43dd30410548fcc7f1

‘Are you sure? I mean, no-one’s seen anything like them before.’
‘Of course Sir. They are a very popular fruit in my country, full of vitamins and flavour.’
‘Has anyone else in the market bought any?’
‘No Sir. I haven’t asked them, thinking you would like first refusal and being the one to set a trend.’
‘I’m not sure. I’ll have to ask the wife.’
‘Surely not Sir! You wouldn’t want to disturb the good woman from her more important chores. I can give you a good discount.’
‘OK. I’ll give them a go.’
Money exchanged hands and the stallholder hung the fruit up above his usual merchandise.
His wife was furious as the fruit was all bad.
‘What was this guy like?’ she demanded. ‘I’ll find him and demand a refund!’
‘Tall, heavy built, lot of face hair.’
‘You idiot!’ she yelled. ‘That gorilla has been trying to sell his rotten fruit to our friends all 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 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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8 Responses to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2020: Week #26

  1. Sadje says:

    Duped!
    Haha good story Di

  2. Lol. Great story. I wonder if she’ll ever find the gorilla! Great take on the prompt 😀

  3. Carol anne says:

    Cool story, Di! 😀 love it! ❤

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