FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #08

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Georgia stared at the contents of the black holdall she had emptied onto the bed.
Having expected dirty laundry from her few days break, she was totally unprepared for this.
The bag was identical to the one she owned, but this was definitely not it.
Not quite knowing what to do, she sat down and in her mind retraced her steps since she’d got off the bus. Her holdall was sitting on the pavement so she’d picked it up and called a taxi for home. It had been in the hold throughout the journey but otherwise not out of her sight.

Twenties, tens, fives, nothing of too high a denomination, and in total, just over two thousand dollars.
Honesty was always the best policy so she bundled the money up and called a cab to take her to the police station to hand it in.

When she arrived, a woman was yelling at her young son about playing silly pranks and she recognised several fellow passengers.
She went up to the desk and gave her name and address to the officer on duty.

It appeared the young lad had crept into the luggage hold when no-one was looking and switched several of the luggage labels onto similar pieces, then returned to his seat waiting for the fun to start.
Georgia’s dirty laundry was peeking out of a holdall just like the one she was holding and a guy was watching her intently.
‘Mine I believe,’ he said nodding to her hand.
‘Erm, apparently,’ she said, taking her rightful item from him.
‘Bet you’re curious……………… ‘ he added.
Georgia flushed scarlet and he went on
‘I had a good hand at a poker game, all legit, honest. Can I take you to dinner?
I didn’t expect to see this lot again.’

300 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! 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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5 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #08

  1. Sadje says:

    Great story Di. Honesty is the best policy

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