Inside Out #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘Morgan! Where are you?’

‘Hang on, I’m… what’s got into you?’


‘So why do you sound like you’re being mugged and why are you standing on a table?’

‘It’s… there… oh god! It’s coming…’

‘A spider? You’re an agoraphobe?’

‘Arachnophobe. Can you…?’

‘Squish it? Sure. I…’

‘Nooo. Just get it outside.’

‘What is an agoraphobe?’

‘Can we do this later? Please take it outside but don’t hurt it.’

‘You want me to use kid gloves?’

‘You can use lead-lined gauntlets if you’ll just take it outside.’

‘First tell me. Agoraphobe? Or I’m not going outside.’



This was written in response to this week’s #carrotranch prompt

October 8, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes kid gloves. A prop in the hands of a character should further the story. Why the gloves? Who is that in the photo, and did he steal Kids’ gloves (of the Kid and Pal duo)? Consider different uses of the phrase, too. 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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8 Responses to Inside Out #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. Chel Owens says:

    At least he doesn’t have a phobia of gloves…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Charli Mills says:

    These two are well-paired to drive each other crazy, aren’t they? Fun play on fears, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Norah says:

    These two never fail to amuse. Well done, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

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