When A Planter Isn’t A Planter #morganandlogan #carrotranch

‘Can you see where that planter is?’

‘What planter?’

‘I don’t want to reverse into it when I back up.’

‘There’s no planter there.’

‘There is.’

‘No, there…’

‘Go and check and you’ll realise how blind and stubborn you are.’

‘Now, back up a moment. What’s stubbornness got to do with the supposed existence of a planter?’

‘You’re the most stubborn man I know.’

‘I’m not. I’ve also got better eyesight. Just reverse and you’ll see.’

‘Ok, I will. I… Hear that crunch? A planter.’

‘It’s not.  It’s a flowerpot. Totally different.’

‘Morgan, you really get my back up.

This was written in response to Charli Mills’ latest prompt, here

February 28, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the term backup. You can back up or have a backup, just 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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24 Responses to When A Planter Isn’t A Planter #morganandlogan #carrotranch

  1. A “literalist”extraordinaire. 🙄

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  2. Had to laugh, as this reminded me of me 🙂

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  3. Ha! This is my husband and me. Potato, potato…

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  4. Ritu says:

    Ha ha!!! And a great take on the prompt too!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Those two!! Great take of the flash word

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  6. Ha! This is funny and reminds me of Hubby reversing into a tree stump he couldn’t see.
    The tree was intact and directly outside our house that morning, but the council had come and chopped it down to about two feet during the day without notice to anybody.

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    • TanGental says:

      I impaled our car on one of those lockable and retractable posts that aim to stop people parking where they shouldn’t which was a sort of win-lose moment. It stopped me parking but stopped me going too so the real user was also blocked.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Lol. Semantics!


  8. Erika Kind says:

    Too funny, Geoff 😄


  9. Rowena says:

    I reckon that marriage is on the rocks if not finished after that.
    I have been very careful driving round in the Alfa and so far so good. Your story sends shivers down my spine.
    Well done.
    Best wishes,

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  10. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! I’m not certain either of them should be driving.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Norah says:

    Everybody knows the difference between a planter and a flowerpot. Don’t they?

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