Doors, Ancient And Modern #carrotranch #flashfiction #loganandmorgan

This weeks #carrotranch prompt is

August 5, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about an open door. It can be literal or metaphorical. What is behind the door? Who is seeking and why? As the writer, how will you manage the discovery? Go where the prompt leads!

‘No good?’

‘They didn’t even call. Just a texted no.’

‘I did say you needed to think through your CV.’

‘They never mentioned piglet castrator, Logan.’

‘You wouldn’t, would you? If you wanted someone to sell deodorant.’

‘Oh well. One door closes, another opens.’

‘Really?’

‘I said as much to the chap in reception. He’d sold them a door. Offered me a job. Said he liked the cut of my gib.’

‘I’m pleased.’

‘Logan. What’s my gib?’

‘Your new post lockdown haircut.’

‘You think that’s what swung it?’

‘If you hair opens doors, then I’d even forgive a mullet.’

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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18 Responses to Doors, Ancient And Modern #carrotranch #flashfiction #loganandmorgan

  1. Lucy says:

    Love your work, especially with this story. That ending—as long as it gets us somewhere, right? 😂 No harm in that, I guess. Very well written!

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    • TanGental says:

      Thank you Lucy. I think doorways are much misunderstood. There should be more openings for keen doors wanting to work hard, take some hard knocks and swing both ways. I think it’s a sign of a civilised society if it treats its doors with a certain respect… after all how can we have an open society without doors; our freedoms hinge on their success….

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  2. Haha, Geoff, If hair opens doors then my sons school mates are going to have an awful lot of doors to walk through.

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  3. 🙂 Not sure Jack Frost would

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    As one door closes, another slams fast in your face plus your caught in an airlock!

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  5. Norah says:

    Hilarious as always, Geoff. 🙂

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, no — not the portal to a mullet!

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  8. The words we’ve created through lock-downs… English is a fantastic thing. Great writing Geoff!

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