A Little Light Dusting #mondaymotivations #flashfiction

Esther Newton’s Monday Motivations series gives us three words; I chose Euphoria

Making the Best of It

Euphoria Plain lay back on the blanket and grinned; it had all turned about so well. Why on earth had she worried? Meeting Martin’s parents was going to be an ordeal, or so he said, and the first half hour, as they engaged in stilted conversation, appeared to confirm her worst fears. Seeing Honor’s face when she tried the mince pies had been dreadful; that moue of distaste which, in truth, Euphoria understood. They did seem rather bland, even though she’d found some icing sugar to coat them in after Martin had said his mother had a sweet tooth. But that was the low point. After that, Colin had made a risky joke, Honor had kissed him on the lips causing Martin to hurry indoors – she wondered where he’d gone – but, actually in his absence they’d all got on so well, even playing a ridiculous game of made up twister on the picnic blanket. Yes, she could well see her and Honor spending time together. She wasn’t at all uptight and Colin was a bit of a devil, so unlike Martin’s description of him. She couldn’t be happier. Euphoria turned to look at the house. Where had Martin got to?

Upstairs Martin was frantic. He was sure he had put the cocaine in the usual place in the kitchen but it had gone. He looked out of the bedroom window at his parents, snogging by the gazebo and Euphoria rolling on the blanket like she was having some sort of ecstatic fit. If he didn’t know better he’d have said they’d been at it.

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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34 Responses to A Little Light Dusting #mondaymotivations #flashfiction

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh how funny! I loved it! I guess he needed a better hiding place, but at least the parent meeting went well!!

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  2. Phil Taylor says:

    Euphoria Plain? That is one great character name!

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  3. Eileen says:

    Oh my……wouldn’t want to be there when it wore off!

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  4. Oh, no. Euphoria…great name to be in the right place, right time ???

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  5. Erika Kind says:

    Haha…. it was meant to be…. lol!!!

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  6. There’s trouble a-brewing………

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  7. 😀 😀 😀 No wonder they’re rolling around. Guess the cocaine didn’t taste as sweet as icing sugar. Too hilarious. An honest mistake, right? Ha ha ha.

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  8. Sacha Black says:

    pahahahaha OUTRAGEOUS!

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    Euphoria? Of COURSE she found the coke, but how did she get it into the parents? Martin? A loser…

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  10. willowdot21 says:

    🙂 😉 😦

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  11. Anabel Marsh says:

    So funny! A nice Sunday morning read.

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  13. Annika Perry says:

    So funny but naughty, Geoff but hey, it eased that first tricky ‘meet the parents’! Great story on the prompt and I like the way your minds works!

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  14. So funny. He needs to find a far better hiding place, though. I’m sure I had something like these mince pies when I went to Amsterdam. I suppose it’s better than choking on a sixpence, though?

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  15. Charli Mills says:

    Clever idea to turn the word into a name. Great outcome for that awkward first meeting with the folks.

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