Signs, A Dyslexic’s Guide #carrotranch #flashfiction #thoughtpiece

Signs, A Dyslexic’s Guide

‘It must be a sign, Logan.’

‘It’s a cloud, Morgan.’

‘No, but it’s like an Arrow and that means love, so she…’


‘Love’s Winged Arrow. Eros.’

‘More like a straw and you’re clutching it.’

‘Ha bloody ha. My mum saw a cloud like a face once and next day she found she was pregnant.’

‘She had to be pregnant already.’

‘True. And she said it looked like a frog.’

‘Are all your family into signs?’

‘Gran’s not. She thought she was going to a book singing. Very disappointed when she just got a scrawl and Cliff Richard’s autobiography.’

This was written in response to Carrot Ranch’s latest prompt

February 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder. 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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15 Responses to Signs, A Dyslexic’s Guide #carrotranch #flashfiction #thoughtpiece

  1. This one’s really funny!

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  2. Ritu says:

    Made me giggle again!

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    My mother claims that if you dream of a death it means someone in the family is pregnant…. I prefer the face in the clouds!

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Poor Gran. Wonder what a proper book signing would have been like for her! These two are nuts, in a fun way.

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  5. I know who Cliff Richard is just enough to imagine that his autobiography has a lot to be desired! Nice, funny ending.

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