In Which Morgan Questions The Basic Requirements Of A President #carrotranch #flashfiction

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is

July 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes buttons. You can use the word plural or singular in different expressions, or focus on how buttons relate to a story. Go where the prompt leads.

‘It’s not stupid, Morgan. It’s very real. It has a name. Koumpounophobia.’

‘Cool. Why? They’re just buttons.’

‘Mum’s button box. All clicking and cascading as she looked for a match. One time…’

‘Is that why they say you’re buttoned up?’

‘Who says?’

‘No one. Well, those guys from the gym. You can be a bit, you know…’

‘What?’

‘Up yourself.’

‘Thanks.’

‘No, really, if you just…’

‘Button it, Morgan. You’re not helping.’

‘I bet they test Presidential candidates for koumpounophobia.’

‘Why?’

‘You wouldn’t want someone in charge of nuclear Armageddon whose terrified of buttons.’

‘You’re a moron, Morgan.’

‘Thanks.’

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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12 Responses to In Which Morgan Questions The Basic Requirements Of A President #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Don’t we almost have a might be leader like that here right now?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    Ha! Very good!

    Like

  3. I absolutely cannot bear buttons! Especially decorative ones – make me feel ill!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Heh, heh! One with a bit of respect for buttons might be good! I love buttons 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! Good point! I had no idea there existed such a thing as button phobia. I don’t think the 45th has it, but I wish he did.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. JT Twissel says:

    There’s a phobia for everything isn’t there?

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