The Sibling E – A Fighting Vowel #carrotranch #flash fiction

‘What now, Morgan?’

‘My brother. He said we used to scrap all the time while all I remember is being told we got into scrapes.’

‘It’s possible you did both.’

‘You’re sitting on the fence again.’

‘No, look. You scrap with each other but together you get into scrape.’

‘I suppose. We did both sometimes.’

‘Wadya mean?’

‘When mum made a cake she’d let us fight for the bit of cake-mix in the bottom of the bowl.’

‘Ah, you’d scrape the scraps.’

‘Yep and then we’d scrap for the scrapes.’

‘I preferred cake-mix to cake.’

‘Me too. Weird huh?’

November 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a story about those scraps and why they matter or what they make. Go where the prompt leads you.

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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10 Responses to The Sibling E – A Fighting Vowel #carrotranch #flash fiction

  1. Ritu says:

    I remember those cake scrape scraps…
    Now my kids actively take part!

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  2. Great wordplay in your flash today, Geoff. I scrapped with people twice my size to earn the right to scrape the bowl. And I won, too!

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  3. A well spun spare tale of sparring for spoons for there’s nothing better than batter.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    I remember my children scrapping for the scrapes, elbowing their way into the cake bowl. Fun take on the prompt from our resident fence sitters.

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  6. Norah says:

    Love it, Geoff. I was thinking of those scraps and scrapes too but, fortunately, I didn’t go there. You’ve done it much better. As always, you’re very punny. 🙂

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