When You Always Get Your Murds Wuddled #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills’ prompt this week is

September 6, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an epic workplace. It can be real or imagined. Go where the prompt leads.


‘What’s up mate? Looks like you’ve just been told you’re the love child of the Donald and Kim Un Kardashian?’

‘My mum. Given me a right bollocking. Apparently I just called my grandma and told her that I’d just “waxed her high and wide” as promised.’

‘Geez, mate, that’s a bit… saucy.’

‘I taxed her Hyundai. I was trying to help but she’s Mrs Malaprop made flesh.’

‘Poor old thing.’

‘I know. She told dad how pleased she was that my new workplace was epic.’

‘You told me it was manky.’

‘I said, quote, “it’s totally septic, grandma”.’

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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32 Responses to When You Always Get Your Murds Wuddled #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. Ritu says:

    Woddled murds are the worst, but hilarious too 😁

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  2. hilarious Geoff!

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    Ha! I was waiting to have my hair cut and the stylist turned to me and asked “Do you want to make a scene?” At least that’s what I thought I heard and so I asked him “You want me to make a scene?” “God no,” he replied. He was actually asking “Do you want a magazine?” I can totally identify with mum.

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  4. And I thought my workplace was epic, Geoff. You have definitely topped me here.

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  5. Norah says:

    You are the wordsmith, Geoff. Well done. I’ve had a few altercations with those wuddled murds too. It can be a bit embarrassing at times. 🙂

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  6. It can be erribly awkword getting things bass ackwards.

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  7. So funny, Geoff! Or should I say fo sunny? Haha!

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Words impede many a cnversation! Septic — that’s epic!

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  11. Annecdotist says:

    Another epic flash, Geoff.


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