Mr Dunk Saves The Day #carrotranch #loganandmorgandoamerica #flashfiction

‘Logan, there’s a pool. Let’s go swim.’

‘No thanks. I’ll catch forty winks.’

‘Come on!’

‘I’ll go for a walk later.’

‘This is America. No one walks.’

‘I’m not swimming.’

‘I’ve a spare cozzie.’

‘I’m not wearing your clothes.’

‘Come on. It….’


‘What’s got into you?’

‘I can’t swim.’

‘You can’t?’

‘I’m phobic.’

‘What? The superheroic Logan is scared of water?’

‘I nearly drowned. Mr Dunk saved me.’

‘Great name.’

‘I’d given up. I was going down for the third time.’

‘Mate, I didn’t know. Anyway, time you got back on the horse.’

‘I’m not doing that either…’

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is

October 30, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life savers on any body of water. It can be a formal Coast Guard, historical or contemporary. It could be an individual who unexpectedly takes on the role. 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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5 Responses to Mr Dunk Saves The Day #carrotranch #loganandmorgandoamerica #flashfiction

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    Interesting little story.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JT Twissel says:

    Who says super heroes can’t have phobias?!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Norah says:

    This is a good one, Geoff. I must have commented at the Ranch, I think. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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