It’s What’s Inside that Counts – Believe That If You want #carrotranch #falshfiction

Charli’s prompt this week is 

 June 7, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about man glisten. It was a fun term coined by two men with glitter in their beards. What more could it embrace? Look to the unexpected and embrace a playful approach. Go where the prompt leads.

‘You know, Logan, I thought I’d get a tatt.’

‘Berk. That’s for teens and Maoris.’

‘Just want to be different.’

‘Don’t bother with such fripperies. Just be your weirdy self.’

‘Yeah but that doesn’t make me stand out. What if I dyed my beard?’

‘Call that a beard?’

‘What do you mean?’

‘You know, the other day when that guy collapsed at work?’


‘They shouted ‘Man down!’?’


‘I thought someone was trying to describe your beard to someone who’d not met you.’

‘That’s not fair.’

‘It’s bum-fluff, mate. Rub hard with a flannel and you’d lose 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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18 Responses to It’s What’s Inside that Counts – Believe That If You want #carrotranch #falshfiction

  1. Ritu says:

    That is so funny 😜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What kind of man needs to dye his beard?!
    Hey Papa Smurf, what’s #falshfiction? Is falsh fiction fake fiction, ergo true story?
    I like the banter of these two.


  3. Ha-ha! Someone’s having a bad day!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bum fluff love that expression! Ha ha…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Anabel Marsh says:

    So cruel! My heart bleeds for the bum fluff guy (though I can just picture him).

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    Oh, Geoff, I love it. It’s just too funny!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. willowdot21 says:

    So funny 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

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