Pressed Into Service #carrotranch #flashfiction

This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt is 

August 30, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a bottleneck. You can be literal or use the term to describe congestion. Go where the prompt leads.

‘You look frazzled, Morgan.’

‘Frazzled? More like I’m frambogulated.’

‘You made that up.’

‘So? You know, Logan, I’ve spent the day on side-roads because some twannock blocked the M4.’

‘Bit of a bottleneck, then? What caused it?’

‘This chap was carrying bottles of sunflower oil. Smashed all over the carriageway so it was deemed ‘unsafe’. A bit of sense and we could have driven slowly through the mess. This copper would listen to me. Had the brass neck to say I didn’t understand.’

‘What you going to do now?’

‘See that Merlot? It’s my turn to neck a bottle…’

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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16 Responses to Pressed Into Service #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. Ritu says:

    AHH.. but do all drivers have common sense???

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Merlot is a good solution when one is frambogulated!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I know these guys!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A copper venturing an opinion is a very bad thing. Nice story, Geoff, and an interesting About.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mick Canning says:

    Merlot is the answer, certainly.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Nice turn of phrase, Geoff! I also enjoyed a copper with a brass neck.


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