In Which Seven People Form A Fantasy Support Group #flashfiction #microcosms

‘Hello everyone. Have you all grabbed a soda? Good. We have a new joiner this week. Do you want to tell us who you are and what your addiction is?’

‘Hello. My name is Buffy. I’m a vampire slayer.’

‘Another one? Geez, whatever happened to drugs?’

‘Please Dorothy. Let Buffy have her turn. How long since you slayed, Buffy?’

‘Erm, Last Thursday. After double maths.’

‘When I was at school it was pot and the odd tab…’

‘Dorothy, please. We know what holds you in its thrall. And could you stop clicking your shoes? That red glitter gets everywhere. Now Buffy. What do you hope to get out of these sessions?’




‘Oh for pity sake. Vampire slayer. That’s like saying she smudges her make-up. It’s not an addiction it’s a bloody fantasy.’

‘Please. Language. I hardly think you are in a position to talk. Scarecrows?  Tin man?’

‘They were there, I tell you.’

‘Let’s ask the others, shall we? James?’

‘Can I have another Peach?’

‘James, we’ve talked about this. What do we say?’

‘Keep the peach out of reach…’

‘Thank you.  Who else?’

‘There’s that Dutch boy..?’

‘Where’s he gone? James, put that bloody peach down and go and see if he’s got his finger stuck in the plug hole again. Matilda? Will you please put that chair down? Miss Trunchbull has gone, dear. You’re save. Have some honey. There. Is no one going to share with us? Who thinks we should help Buffy? Tweedle-dum?’

‘I’m Tweedle-Dee.’

‘No he’s not. I am.’

‘Now stop it. Both of you, what do you think about Buffy?’

‘’Miss, What’s a vampire?’

‘It’s like a large black crow…’

‘Noooo.’ ‘Where? Where?’

‘That’s it. Dorothy, go. Enough.’

‘Alright. Anyone fancy a joint?’

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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21 Responses to In Which Seven People Form A Fantasy Support Group #flashfiction #microcosms

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I’d like to say my name is Alice but the Rabbit said we haven’t got time to stop.💜

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ritu says:

    I loved this!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love it Geoff. Can I be Tinkerbell?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Erika Kind says:

    Haha…. this was too funny! Thanks for that Sunday laugh, Geoff! Your creativity is amazing 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Very funny–love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. JT Twissel says:

    LOL. Double maths would drive me to vampire slaying also!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Charli Mills says:

    Not sure what Laura Ingalls Wilder would make of Buffy! Loved the snappy dialog and Dorothy!

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