Imagine If Godot Was In Catering #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘I’ve a new job. Well almost.’

‘Great. As what?’

‘I haven’t got it yet. But I had a test. Depends if I pass.’

‘As what?’

‘I might not want it, you know it might not suit me.’

‘Morgan, what’s the new job?’

‘It depends on the result…’

‘You said. What…?

‘I’m going to wait.’

‘Of course you are.’

‘You knew?’


‘Knew what?’

‘About the waiting?’

‘Well, I know you’re impatient but surely even you will want to know if you’ve passed.’

‘No, I’ll be waiting…’

‘… yes, and then, when you get it?’

‘I’ll still be waiting…’


This has been written in response to the latest Carrot Ranch prompt

June 20, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about having to wait. Who is waiting and what for? Think about how the wait impacts the character or the story. 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.
This entry was posted in carrot ranch, flash fiction and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Imagine If Godot Was In Catering #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. George says:

    Very good!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    Oh Godot… What are you waiting for?!?
    Great play on words, His Geoffleship 😁


  3. He’s a patient fellow, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. If Godot was in catering we’d all be stick thin. If Morgan is in catering – oh, the chaos. And that was less than three days!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I can think of a restaurant or two where he might fit in

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    Waiting for a job waiting. This was such a fun read, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Talk about a dumb waiter !

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! I have a hunch understanding will have to wait until service and tables and tabs are involved. Fun flash, Geoff!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.