The Problem With Dreaming #morganandlogan #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘What’s that, Logan?’

‘Nothing. You know…’

‘Not unless you tell me.’

‘Someone at work had this thing about designing their dream home and, well, I thought it might be neat…’

‘What’s that?’

‘I thought a sheltered walkway leading to double height doors…’

‘This folly’s in England, right? Bit optimistic, worrying about sunstroke. And you’ll get a rupture opening those. These? They look like columns.’

‘I always fancied having a collonade.’

‘Is it worth that? I’m all for ambition but getting a hernia and buggering up your colon’s a pretty high price to pay for a fancy country pad.’


This piece was written in response to the latest Carrot Ranch prompt

January 17, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes colonnades. It can be natural, architectural, or a metaphor. Take a stroll and go where the prompt leads.

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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9 Responses to The Problem With Dreaming #morganandlogan #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. Haha! I’m not sure my husband and I could survive building a home together. Sounds like Morgan and Logan need some counseling asap!


  2. I’m always so impressed at how you handle these prompts. Prompts make me freeze–not sure why. Your characters seem like they want to jump out of this flash and have a big adventure!

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    • TanGental says:

      If I knew I’d say… I just let the idea or concept roll around, see how far I can stretch it and then see if I can squeeze whatever nonsense I have come up with into 99 words…. the more absurd the idea the harder I work at making it work…

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  3. Who doesn’t want a collonade? Ha ha.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! I’d love to see Logan and Morgan on Monty Don’s Big Dreams Small Spaces!

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