Copper Countings #flashfiction #carrotranch

Charli’s prompt this week

January 4, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Copper Country. It can be any place, fictional, historical, or on another planet. Go where the copper leads.

Logan and Morgan are go

 ‘What made you scared as a kid, Logan?’

‘Lots of stuff, Morgan. Dad’s nose hair. The vacuum cleaner hose…’

‘No, like when were you most frightened?’

‘When my poo turned blue. I was five. Thought I’d die.’

‘How come? You eat copper sulphate? That turned my hands blue.’

‘I liked Thunderbirds.’

‘Is this going somewhere, cos I think I’m on a different bus to you.’

‘Thunderbird two is green, right?’

‘I’m waiting, Morgan.’

‘I ate the icing, turned my poo blue.’

‘I didn’t know they made icing out of copper sulphate.’

‘Lots you don’t know Logan.’

‘Troo dat, Morgan.’

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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23 Responses to Copper Countings #flashfiction #carrotranch

  1. Blue poo?! I love the random places your mind goes Geoff! 🙂

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  2. When I had my lumpectomy in Oct 2016, my pee turned blue, as did my boob!

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  3. Ritu says:

    Ha Ha! I remember blue icing on a cake my kids overindulged on… their poo was technically green for 2 days!!!!!

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  4. Erika Kind says:

    Haha… You always have such funny ideas, Geoffle!

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, no! This is why my cake decorator was trying to talk me out of turquoise icing! She kept saying she could only make it with blue. I wondered what the big deal was. Now I know. These fellas are growing on me, like the British version of D. Avery’s Pal & Kid. Hope the four don’t meet!

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  7. Ah, it is like if you eat beetroot it turns your wee red. Horrible.

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  8. I’ve had a blue tongue, but that’s my little secret. 😁

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