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 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.
This entry was posted in carrot ranch, flash fiction, miscellany and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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?

    Liked by 1 person

If you would like to reply please do so here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.