Unwelcome Fame #99wordstories #carrotranch #littletittweaking

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch has us looking for the flow

April 11, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, water falls. Where is the water coming from? How does it shape a story? Who does it involve? Go where the prompt leads!

Unwelcome Fame

Little Tittweaking had nothing famous, unless you count the occupier of No.27 The Droobes. When yet another queue formed outside word, PC Roger Andout, with measured treat plodded round. ‘Move on, please. I know your guide book says this is where you’ll find Little Tittweaking’s famous waterfalls but you won’t. The topography is all wrong for starters.’

As they crowd left, Roger knocked on the door. ‘They’ve gone.’

Walter Fauls peered out nervously. When he was sure they were alone he ushered Roger inside. ‘Tea?’

‘It will stop one day, Walter.’

‘Until then it’s all uphill I guess.’

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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19 Responses to Unwelcome Fame #99wordstories #carrotranch #littletittweaking

  1. Gloria says:

    Ah…Good one Geoff! 😃

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  2. Sadje says:

    Clever use of words Geoff

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    I love this …those names really tickled me.. unusual I know, Roger Overandout, and Walter Fails 💜💜💜🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💕💕🌻🌻

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  4. It’s always a funny and entertaining read from you, Geoff. 😀

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  5. Enjoyed it,Geoff.

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  6. That was a novel idea!

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    He’s in the guidebook for all the wrong reasons! I downloaded Apprenticed a while back (years prob) and bumped into it the other day, started reading and was hooked. What a lovely book.

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  8. Very clever, Geoff. Happy Easter.

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