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 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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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. 💜

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

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