A little bit of Christmas Flash

Esther Newton has a weekly prompt on her blog, as well as many good writing tips and suggestions for where to go for writing exposure. This little tale is in response to her recent post Christmas prompt. Do check her out.

 On the twelfth day of Christmas..

George ‘Bad Ass’ Potts wanted to be a terrorist. He had weighed up the career options and decide this one suited the mix of his personality (prefers own company, likes fires) and technical skills (good at not being seen, always able to start a fire). At Christmas he had asked for a Kevlar vest, a strong magnifying glass and an easy to use lighter. He got slippers and a book token.

Frankly George had had enough. He took to his room and refused to come out for six days. On New Year’s Eve his mother banged on the door. “George, what are you doing?”

“Plotting the overthrow of the hegemonic tyranny you call a Government.”

Mrs Potts returned to the kitchen. “Well thank goodness.”

Mr Potts put down the tea cloth. “What’s he up to?”

“Making his New Year’s Revolutions.”

Mr Potts poured some tea. “If it makes him happy.”

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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6 Responses to A little bit of Christmas Flash

  1. Sherri says:

    This is absolutely delicious…love it…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Norah says:

    Very amusing! 🙂


  3. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, to be so misunderstood and unable to use one’s talents! Great writing!


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