Avocado, A Conundrum #flashfiction #carrotranch #morganandlogan

In addressing this week’s #carrotranch prompt, I have sequestered a story which is possibly apocryphal involving a well known UK politican, Peter Mandleson…

November 12 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story includes avocado toast. How can this be a story or a prop to a story? Use your senses and imagination. Go where the prompt leads!

‘What is that?’


‘You’re going to eat it?’

‘It’s a superfood.’

‘Is that like saying something is super good when normal people say very…?’

‘And when you say ‘normal’ people you mean people like you?’

‘Your point?’

‘You hate change.’

‘I do not. I use hand cream. I’ve even trimmed my ear hairs. My old dad would never have done either.’

‘He like avocado.’

‘No he didn’t. Is that what that is?’

‘On organic sourdough toast with tahini shrooms and…’

‘My dad never ate avocado.’

‘Yes he did. With his fish supper…’

‘Morgan, they were mushy peas…’


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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24 Responses to Avocado, A Conundrum #flashfiction #carrotranch #morganandlogan

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    Oh, I love this. It made me laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Gloria says:

    😂 Love that ending.


  3. George says:

    I love that story, apocryphal or no. Deftly adapted.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Erika says:

    Better avocados… lol

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Avacado on toast….NO! On anything belse yes….toast no!

    Liked by 1 person

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