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 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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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!

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  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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