Blink And You’ll Miss It #flashfiction #carrotranch

This week’s Charli Mills’ prompt is

March 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly. Think about the different ways we use our fingers and what happens when we add speed. Go where the prompt leads.

‘Blimey Logan, where’d you learn to type so fast?’
‘Self-taught, Morgan. Back in the day.’
‘That’s a stupid expression.’
‘Like your fingers.’
‘Fingers aren’t stupid.’
‘Yours are slow and clumsy. Isn’t that the definition of stupid?’
‘But you really mean me. You can’t anthropomorphise fingers.’
‘So learn how to speed up your fingers.’
‘Why? They do what I need, when I need them. I don’t see the point of speed for speed’s sake.’
‘Get with the programme.’
‘That’s stupid too. And my digits are quick enough.’
‘Really.’
‘Yeah. There.’
‘Ouch! That was my bloody eye.’
‘Blink faster then.’

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 two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com 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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24 Responses to Blink And You’ll Miss It #flashfiction #carrotranch

  1. Ritu says:

    Made me giggle!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Loved the way you poked around with this prompt. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hahahaha! So funny. I don’t want to knit pick on your word count, but doesn’t ‘anthropomorphize’ qualify as more than one word? All those syllables blew my mind!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. barbtaub says:

    Too funny!

    (Alternate ending…”Your eyelids are slow and clumsy. Remind me—what was your definition of stupid?”)

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Rachel says:

    Great read! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. These are two crazy characters!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! Blink faster! What happens when the characters grow faster than the writer? These two might take over your fingers.

    Like

  8. Norah says:

    Blink faster! Good one. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. floatinggold says:

    Ha! The ending was a punch! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

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