At Home With The Dollmakers #flash!friday #flashfiction

Roland Dollmaker hit the gas tap. ‘Bloody thing,’ he dropped the lighter and kicked it across the floor. ‘Reality TV sucks.’

‘It pays, sweetness.’ Puella Dollmaker marked Bring It On as a possible for the 4.30 at Kempton. ‘You wanted another series.’

‘Oh sure. And you wanted to get a real job.’ Roland cracked open a beer. ‘We need a theme for the next episode. Any ideas?’

‘You could melt Thomas. Burning Dorothy in effigy seemed to go down well.’

‘If I could get this wretched stove to light that might not be a bad idea. Really though haven’t we overdone the children as sacrifice schtick?’

Puella laid the paper on the floor. ‘You could do another cookery episode. The last one was the third most popular of all, even though the soup was a disappointment.’

‘It took me a month to get my strength back.’

‘I told you two pints from one vein was overdoing it.’

‘The first pint clotted before I’d added the harisa paste.’ Roland paused. ‘The director suggested we try something radical, a bit avant garde.’

‘Oh yes? ‘

‘He thought we might watch the TV. Together.’

Puella shrugged. ‘It’ll be R rated…’

This was prompted by this week’s #flash!friday prompt using the picture below and including a Dollmaker, in under 200 words

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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17 Responses to At Home With The Dollmakers #flash!friday #flashfiction

  1. Dark humour, my favourite.

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  2. Chel Owens says:

    It does fit the picture…

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    An excellent post!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I always knew you were warped 🙂

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    Twilight Zone time!

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  6. Great response to the photo, Geoff. Gotta wonder what’s going on there. Yours seems sane in comparison.

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