Pretzel Logic #flashfiction


Morrison did a double take. The woman on the yoga mat was definitely calling him.
‘Sorry. Can you help? I’m stuck.’
Despite the glorious weather the park appeared empty. Holding Harlem’s lead firmly, he approached what looked like a human pretzel.
‘Something clicked.’ The woman sounded in real pain.
Morrison tried to focus on her face, mimicking her twist to meet her gaze. ‘What do I do?’
‘An ambulance. Please.’
‘I don’t have a phone.’
She groaned. ‘Can you use mine? It’s there.’ Her finger appeared between her knees and pointed at her bum.
The distinctive shape of an old Nokia, its lit keys and screen showed through the taught Lycra. ‘I think I can dial.’
While Morrison rang 999, Harlem licked the woman’s face. It didn’t help.
It took twenty minutes before the paramedics came. Given the woman’s discomfort as they moved her, Morrison slipped away quickly. He wondered, if he ever saw her again, would he recognise her? Maybe not but he’d remember her phone, of that he was sure.

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story, in around 150 words based on the weekly photo prompt. For more information visit HERE.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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16 Responses to Pretzel Logic #flashfiction

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh the visions coming to my mind!!!

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  2. Gives all new meaning to grandma warning (about one’s face) — “You’ll get stuck like that!” The hazards of exercise! 😀 Well done, Geoff. Have a thriving Thursday.

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  3. esthernewton says:

    This made me laugh out loud. Another entertaining piece of flash.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Geoff I can’t believe what I’ve just read! You are too funny!!


  5. willowdot21 says:

    Yes I am chortling too, and I have decided now, not to do any Pilates in the park!

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  6. this made me chuckle! loved your description of the human pretzel!

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  7. jan says:

    Yoga’s a deadly sport, that’s for sure. Good use of pretzel.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ! No one anyone would pay to watch!


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