Name Recognition: You Just Need The Correct Association #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘Cora Kingston? Who’s she?’

‘Taught us English and Ethics.’

‘Ethics? I didn’t do Ethics.’

‘Why doesn’t that surprise me. Boring Cora. You must remember.’

‘A clue?’

‘Had a voice like dead gerbil.’

‘Nope. Distinguishing features?’

‘She liked tweed skirts.’

‘Geez, Logan that’s narrowed it down to about fifty. Anyway does it matter?’

‘I saw her in town. She wanted to be remembered to you.’

‘Me? Why?’

‘Ha! You sound terrified.’

‘Any teacher who remembers me worries me. My profile was so low it was concave.’

‘She said she borrowed a tenner from you…’

‘HER? Where did you see her?’

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is

December 13, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Cora Kingston. You can answer any of the questions history obscures or completely make up a Cora Kingston story. Go where the prompt (and the name) 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 three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. 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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13 Responses to Name Recognition: You Just Need The Correct Association #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. Fun! This is what I do to remember names–sort of a mini mind castle construction!

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  2. Well done, Geoff, I thought this weeks was difficult.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Great take! ❤

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  4. 😀 How romantic.

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  5. Tandi Tales says:

    Very clever. I don’t lend many tenners, so I’d remember her too!

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  6. Love your take on the prompt, Geoff. It made me laugh and that’s always a good thing!

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  7. Norah says:

    Perfectly timed twist!

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