The Fatburg Busters #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is

‘You think he’s happy?’

‘Course. It’s damn near perfect. From sclerotic to euphoric in a morning..’

You don’t think he’ll see the nick?’

‘Nah. He said he’s  got to do the capillaries too. Take him all day.’

‘Really? Where’s Jim? I thought he was on capillaries.’

‘Had a fall. Inspecting that clogged aorta last Thursday. Bloody thing blew, just as he was tweaking the valve. Send him cartwheeling. He should never have been there. Some admin mix up with the cholesterol crew. 


‘More like Diastolic. Come on, let’s get a cuppa and see where we go next.’

‘Oh sorry, forgot to stay. We’re to unblock his lower intestine. Seems he’s been on the eggs again.’

‘You’re kidding?’

‘No, look. Here’s the worksheet.’

‘Sod that. Wait a mo…’

‘What are you doing? That’s the nick. If you…’

‘I know. It’ll bled. And when that happens…’

‘We have to run…’

‘True. But we also don’t have to spend the next four hours on constipation duty… first things first though.. when I get this plaster off…’



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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24 Responses to The Fatburg Busters #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Reminds me of that film where people were shrunk and put inside another human!!! Fantastic Voyage (1966)!

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  2. Mick Canning says:

    Hmm…flush fiction?

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  3. I hope these guys get paid well!

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  4. What a bloody funny piece of flash fiction. Or as Mick said ‘flush fiction.’ Hahaha!

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  5. Susanne says:

    Oh lordy, how your mind works is so much fun.

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  6. Norah says:

    Hehehe. Good one, Geoff. Sounds like an inside job to me. 🙂

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  7. Sue Vincent says:

    Those tunnels do look rather intestinal…

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