ALTERNATING DEFICIENCIES

SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST 2020

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

ALTERNATING DEFICIENCIES

by John Yeo

The car wouldn’t start and the appointment with the solicitor was extremely urgent. Bill and Katy were going through a painful divorce.

‘I want access to the children on Saturdays.’

Katy refused. ‘No Sunday is more convenient.’

There was always this ongoing argument, backwards and forwards.

To stop them coming to blows the solution was agreed by the court.

Visits would be allowed on alternative Saturdays and Sundays.

This proved to be a good temporary arrangement until it was realised there were alternating deficiencies neither partner would agree to be available on the relevant day. Soon a new day was firmly fixed; it was to be Friday or nothing.

When Bill took his car to the garage the mechanic diagnosed a fault with the alternator. The device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy in the form of an alternating current,

consequently the battery wouldn’t charge up.

‘You will certainly need a new alternator.’ said the mechanic.

‘Fine!’ Bill replied, ‘When can you fix it?’

‘Next Friday! Our auto electrician only works on Friday.’

Bill swore and said. ‘My life seems to be full of alternating deficiencies at the moment.’

© Written by John Yeo

DOUBLE IMPACT

SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

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DOUBLE IMPACT

by John Yeo

Mary was of a nervous disposition, she was due to go for surgery to remove an unwanted growth on her neck. Fortunately for her the growth disappeared. She was elated until a further diagnosis was revealed.

‘Sorry you have an advanced form of cancer.’

Mary, shocked at the impact of this word, just sobbed her heart out.

Then a brand new treatment had an even bigger impact?

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