Song Sung Blue #writephoto #flashfiction

‘There you go. Have you ever seen a river like it?’

‘It’s so…’



‘Taste it.’

‘You’re kidding. What’s done that? Copper sulphate? Cobalt?’

‘Have a sip. It won’t kill you’

‘Have you?’


‘Oh god it’s disgusting.’

‘Your kids wouldn’t agree.’

‘Yeah so? When have teenagers been the arbiters of good taste… any taste come to that. It is familiar, mind you. Bubble gum?’

‘Nearly. Think ice cold drinks.’

‘Bloody hell. Not…?’


‘So where’s this come from?’


‘Get away.’

‘About a mile. Not a pretty sight. The SOC people have cordoned it off and forensics are there.’

‘What happened?’

‘We’ve already had a call. The Anti Hy-Co League have claimed responsibility.’

‘I hate those sugar terrorists.’

‘Yeah, it’s one thing to release a field GM sugar beet to roam free – at least they can fend for themselves – but mass slaughter on this scale is beyond sick.’ 

‘Can you imagine the Daily Mail’s reaction? Their sugar-dog loving fraternity’s knickers will be in one heck of a twist.’

‘How do you tell the kids, though? I mean who in their right mind mass murders slush puppies by dissolving them in a steam?’

‘And that’s before we have to cope with an outbreak of diabetic trout.’

‘World’s gone mad.’

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is

And in case you don’t know what a slush puppy is…

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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23 Responses to Song Sung Blue #writephoto #flashfiction

  1. Never had a slush puppy. Guess I haven’t lived. Good one Geoff.

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  2. It’s the only puppy I’d be okay with violence against. Well done sir! 🙂

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  3. You had me worried for a while with those “slush puppies” being dissolved 🙂

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  4. Sue Vincent says:

    Best place for ’em, if you ask me. Though it is a pity about the trout…

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  5. Diabetic trout, now that’s a line and a half!

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  6. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    I love slush puppies. Can’t find them anymore, but I can sill taste it

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, the cruelty! Not the Slush Puppies and diabetic trout guppies! Your mind is a convenience store for creativity, Geoff.


  8. willowdot21 says:

    Well! What can I say, I am with you on the dissolution of the slushpuppies but like everyone else I am appalled by the thought of diabetic trout! Just goes to show every action has its consequences ! 😉 Your just too good for us Geoff 😉 one day your imagination will be donated to secience 😱💜


  9. Norah says:

    Hehehe. Good one, Geoff.

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