Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2021: Week #02

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Mindy explained to her exasperating spouse that she had a flat she couldn’t fix.
‘You know how to change it with the spare, so do it,’ he said.
‘I can’t! There is no spare! You didn’t replace it when you had that accident when you were away on business!’
‘Then use the pump and inflate the damn thing!’ he yelled and hung up.
Mindy stood there, tears streaming down her face.
‘Can I help?’ said a female voice behind her.
She sniffed and turned round, wiping her nose on her sleeve.
‘Quite a predicament. Your husband Andy?’
‘Yeah………… how do you know that?’
‘Recognise the car. He didn’t replace the spare then.’
Instantly wary, Mindy stared at her companion.
‘Tabitha, Tabi for short.’ she said holding out her hand.  ‘Your husband and I grew up together.’
Tabi spoke into her phone giving their location, then rung off.
‘I’ve got this, so while we’re waiting we’ll go for coffee, OK?’

‘Brother’s got a garage,’ she explained over lattes.
Mindy was silent, her mind going into overdrive.
Tabi watched her face.
‘Ah. Penny’s dropped. Yep, he wasn’t away on business.’

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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11 Responses to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2021: Week #02

  1. Interesting story Di.

  2. Sadje says:

    Very daring and good of her to let the cat out of the bag. Good story Di

  3. murisopsis says:

    Oh. OH! Oh my! Poor Mindy… everything in her life just went flat.

  4. Carol anne says:

    Love this one Di! Great story! ❤

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