Smudge and Psychometrics, Logan style #flashfiction #carrotranch

Charli Mills prompt this week is 

January 11, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about wet ink. It can be artistic, writerly or something completely off-the-wall. Go where the prompt leads.


 ‘You write neatly, Morgan.’

‘Teachers always moaned, said I had hooves, not fingers. Called me Smudge.’

‘Why’d you not type?’

‘Can’t get the words right, typing.  I need to have wet ink if I want to make progress. Otherwise writing is hard.’

‘That explains it, then.’

‘What does it explain, Logan?’

‘Your call to your mum, about your writing. Last night.’

‘Does it? I don’t recall talking about ink to my mother?’

‘Course not. You used your writerly code. You said, “I’m happy with my WIP”. I wondered what WIP stood for but now I know. Wet Ink Progress.’

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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17 Responses to Smudge and Psychometrics, Logan style #flashfiction #carrotranch

  1. LucciaGray says:

    Ingenious, as always. Love your WIP😂

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  2. Ritu says:

    Lol! That’s what WIP means really!

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  3. Hurrah, that’s a good WIP to come back to. 🙂

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  4. Ha ha, Geoff, brilliant idea.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    These two characters! Hooves for fingers!


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  7. Sounds like an accurate acronym to me.
    (Are you also, by chance, an HHG2G fan?)


  8. Norah says:

    WIP = wet ink progress. Sometimes it seems that way. Clever!

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