Oscar winners have a list of thank yous as long as their arm but I’ve really only one for the moment and that is to http://annegoodwin.weebly.com/ a friend I made at Arvon some years ago now and whose increasingly confident and always enjoyable blog is one major reason, probably the major reason, I’ve have tried my hand at this blogging lark. So ta everso Anne. We must do another walk in your lovely Peak District this summer.
It is through Anne that I have found http://carrotranch.com/ and Charli’s weekly flash fiction challenges. Flash fiction on the week’s topic comprising 99 words, no more, no less is a really nice – no, scrub that – a really terrifying challenge for a man whose overwriting is legendary. Still, Serendipity is the topic this week and, well, I’ve had a pop and see what you think…
Harry dropped his gaze to avoid looking at Sally. No point; she didn’t know he existed. He looked at the dog.
Milton looked back; he scratched his ear before lowering himself into a squat.
“No. Christ. Not here.”
Milton held Harry’s gaze as he shat on the pavement.
“Great” Harry stared at the sticky turd. He patted his pocket. No bags.
Harry glanced up, wondering if he could leave it. To his horror, Sally was a few paces away. She held out her crisp packet. “Here.”
As Harry cleared up, Sally rubbed Milton’s head. “Cute dog.”
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