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

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mick Canning says:

    Merlot is the answer, certainly.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charli Mills says:

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

    Like

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