Painting The Town Hall #99wordstories

This week’s prompt is

April 24, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about the color of hope. Who is in need of hope and why? How can you use color to shape the story? Pick a color, any color. Go where the prompt leads!

Painting The Town What?

Hope Springs ran Little Tittweaking’s tanning salon. She was conscientious, non-judgmental and colour blind. Her love of deep umbers, solar flare orange and celestial carotene caused many to wince. Not her beau, Neil Downe, the local decorator. Neil was hard-working, desperate to show his love and deaf. When Neil was commissioned to repaint the Town Hall with the colour of hops (to celebrate the Town’s brewery patron), he met the challenge spectacularly if utterly erroneously. So touched was he, he refused to submit a bill, which was just as well since the local jobsworths had no intention of paying.

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.
This entry was posted in #99wordstories, creative writing, flash fiction, humour, little Tittweaking, miscellany and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to Painting The Town Hall #99wordstories

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Swindling jobsworths , they are everywhere!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. noelleg44 says:

    So you are leaving us hanging without telling us what color(s) he chose???

    Liked by 1 person

  3. JT Twissel says:

    Celestial carotene? Sounds quite cancerous!


  4. Color of Hops sounds like the title of a tear-jerker movie.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Norah says:

    A colour-blind tanner and a deaf decorator – a match only Geoff could make! I thought Hope’s tanning hues would suit the hops requirement, but maybe I missed the point.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I think they’re going to have a happy future together, Geoff. 🙂 True love!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.