Between the devil… #flashfiction #flashfriday

‘What have we got, Dickens?’

‘Bit of a dust up between the locals, sir. The blonde woman and the chap in the diving suit.’

‘Can’t you get her to cover up? Drawing a bit of a crowd.’

‘Not really, sir. Queen of the Sirens, see. Threatening to sink all the fishing boats if we don’t sort things out.’

‘What happened?’

‘Well, seems she was practicing a new frolic when laughing boy turns up and starts filming.’

‘Bit of a perv?’

‘He says it’s for another Mythical Lives documentary. Got accreditation.’

‘If Neptune says it’s okay, what’s she whinging about?’

‘Says he insulted her and she wants him dragged to the depths and flailed. Failing that…’

‘What did he do?’

‘Called her a mermaid.’

‘Is that so bad?’

You haven’t done the training, sir? I fear that’s both sexist and nymphist…’

‘I’m getting too old for this job.’

Based on this week’s #flashfriday prompt

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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3 Responses to Between the devil… #flashfiction #flashfriday

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I fear it’s all getting too polictically correct , it a Dickens of a job. I suppose that’s writerish and the “wash your mouth out” police will be knocking on the door any second! Go on kick me when I am down. 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love the barb, Geoff. So tired of all the PC crap these days.

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