The Lake of Life #flash!friday #creativewriting

‘Gerald, will you shush.’

‘I can’t believe…’

The tattooed bruiser who had terrified Gerald when collecting them at the airport made a slicing motion, not across his throat, but somewhere more sensitive.

‘Did you see that? He wants to cut off my…’

‘Gerald Pelmet, I’ll do it for him if you don’t…’ Daphne stopped.

The scrawny boy held out his hand. ‘The gifts for Our Lady?’

‘Gerald, give him your… stuff.’

‘Do you think it’ll still be okay? It’s pretty humid.’

‘What are you suggesting? You go and polish Percy behind the rushes? Just give him the jar.’

‘I hope it was clean. A random chilli flake might affect the personality.’

‘Now you believe.’ Daphne handed over her jar with the studied reverence usually afforded a religious relic.

The boy intoned as he emptied the contents. ‘Lady of Life, Protector of the Seed accept these gifts!’

‘It’s mumbo-jumbo, but if believing in this charade means no more IVF then I for one…’ Gerald’s voice tailed off.

The waters bubbled and roiled; a basket bobbed to the surface.

The Pelmets stared inside: Daphne cooed, ‘We’re parents,’ while Gerald closed his eyes and said, ‘Bloody hell, twins.’

This was written in response to this week’s Flash! Friday prompt

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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6 Responses to The Lake of Life #flash!friday #creativewriting

  1. Excellent. Of course, it would be twins.

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Lol Geoff , absolutely brilliant, a pair of Moses

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  3. Jennie says:

    Only Geoff would have come up with twins! Brilliant.

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