In a few words….

Paragraph Planet publishes a daily piece of flash – 75 words all in – and rather kindly chose this little offering I put forward last week. It is based on a story given to me by a lovely lady at the community group I help with each week, telling us about her uncle Abe in Jamaica and the sale of his beloved car. Check out their site here.

Broken heart
Sissy left Reg with the buyer. Her dad deserved to wave his beloved Rover farewell. Reg waited while the buyer eased the engine into life. They shared a smile before he let in the clutch and purred away. Reg watched, his old eyes straining. Someone, just the merest shadow, sat in the passenger seat, turning to wave. Reg waved back. When Sissy found him, dead from the heart attack, he was still smiling.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. 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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14 Responses to In a few words….

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! I do like that. Very touching.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Sad, lovely. Guess he just had to take the ride with her.

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  3. Very nice (and sad). 75 words? Yours is 75 or that’s what they ask for?

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  4. Wow, great piece of flash fiction in only 75 words. That’s very hard to beat.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Concise in both words and emotion. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yvonne says:

    I’m beginning to think you and I are both obsessed with death! This was sad, and not sad.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sherri says:

    Beautifully written…

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