Mr Dandy And The Milkshake #flashfiction

Millie waited for her father at the back of the class.

‘That’s all. 500 words by Tuesday, okay?’

Millie wondered why they all groaned. Were they hungry like her?

As the class filed out, she eased forward to her father’s desk. He looked up. ‘Hi, kiddo. I just need my bag. You okay to do a drawing?’

Millie nodded. This was the best bit. Her stomach rumbled.

‘Hungry? Won’t be long. Here,’ he pressed a stick of chalk in her hand as he hurried out.

She’d done this before, drawn pictures on his special wall. Last time it was Mr Dandy, the stick man. He was nice. She scratched him and his hat and then a cow and a glass. Finally she drew the door and waited.

When her father reappeared, he smiled. That man again. Distracted, he wondered why she only drew him on this blackboard, and didn’t see Millie as she wiped away the little milk moustache.

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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12 Responses to Mr Dandy And The Milkshake #flashfiction

  1. Chel Owens says:

    I can’t help but wonder why the dad doesn’t feed her, though…

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  2. After reading, I had a feeling the stickman and anything she drew on that blackboard came to life. That gave me the jitters, Geoff.

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  3. Norah says:

    An intriguing beginning to a magical book.

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