WAYWARD

SATURDAY 1st MAY 2021 ~ FLASH FICTION ~ POETRY

This is a my first response to a prompt from Sammi Cox on sammisscribbles

WAYWARD
by John Yeo


  Stella lived up to her name, everyone considered her beauty to be out of this world. A star in every sense of the word she dazzled everyone with her looks and sharp wit. It was a shock when rumours began to circulate about her love life. Things became seriously upsetting when her parents became aware of her waywardness through the parish priest.
After a family row Stella became a nun and went to lIve in a convent.
  (77 WORDS)


MARGINAL COVID

SATURDAY 2nd JANUARY 2021

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2021/01/02/weekend-writing-prompt-190-marginal/

MARGINAL COVID


by John Yeo

 The slightest suggestion of things somehow marginal,

located at the edges of the peripheral.

Could be the symptoms becoming discernable.

Until the diagnosis becomes absolutely confirmable

a negative outcome is desirable. 

(31 WORDS)

KLEPTOMANIAC

SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION 

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/12/05/weekend-writing-prompt-186-quixotic/

You advertised for a discreet investigator”

  ‘References?

OK! You’re hired!’

‘What’s the brief?’

‘Lady Brighton’s a quixotic idealist.

robbing stores to feed the poor.

Follow her!’

(26 WORDS)

© Written by John Yeo

DIRE OUTCOME

SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/weekend-writing-prompt-185-dire/

DIRE OUTCOME 

by John Yeo

No matter how high your intentions aspire

The lady you love is now unapproachable 

This diagnosis will dampen your fire.

Social distancing will keep you far apart

No hugs, no kisses, just safely unsociable.

Sadly no exceptions for affairs of the heart.

Lock yourself away and suppress your desire

If your patience is strong your dream is attainable.

(58 WORDS)

LEGAL LEFTOVERS

SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

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LEGAL LEFTOVERS

by John Yeo

The relationship was a triangle

When the tycoon finally died.

Lawyers, his wife, and his secretary

Were involved in an ongoing wrangle

Eventually the money was spent

There was nothing left to untangle.

(33 WORDS)

JACKPOT

SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/11/07/weekend-writing-prompt-182-bequeath/

JACKPOT


by John Yeo


  The Grimm family were seated around a table in the offices of Paul Dregson, the family solicitor, to hear a reading of the will of Garston Grimm. 

 His two children and their mother were surprised to see the attractive blonde-headed secretary of Garston Grimm’s pickle factory. 

 The lawyer began.

‘I leave my entire debt-ridden estate to my secretary, Betsy Carpenter, except for the enclosed envelope the contents of which I bequeath to my wife and children.’

 The envelope contained a single winning jackpot lottery ticket.

(85 WORDS)

HISTRIONICS

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/weekend-writing-prompt-181-histrionics/

SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION



HISTRIONICS


by John Yeo

Mary always dressed in strange clothes that were designed to attract attention.
With her scarlet hair, her purple hat, she was dressed to cause a sensation.

Mary talked Incredibly loud, laughing hysterically to deliberately flout convention.

Flirting outrageously, with tears of tension, histrionics were her pathway to stardom.

(48 WORDS)

EBENEEZERS FREEZER

WEDNESDAY 28th OCTOBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

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EBENEEZERS FREEZER

by John Yeo

 Let me tell you the story of Ebeneezer 

Renowned for being a tightfisted miser.

He mistrusted everyone without exception 

Hid away his wealth for his own protection.

In his kitchen he had an extraordinary freezer

With toughened steel to withstand any assault 

He kept precious gems and bullion within this vault.

With his bread and cheese.

(56 WORDS)

LUCIDITY EPITOMIZED

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION 

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LUCIDITY EPITOMIZED

by John Yeo

The clarity was crystal clear 

Every word was clearly defined,

As the solution began to appear

The facts were simply refined,

The answer was finally here

Born in the cells of a lucid mind.

Cold emotion helped to steer

Lucidity to the undefined.

(43 WORDS)

SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER 2017 ~ FLASH FICTION

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/weekend-writing-prompt-178-asinine/

ASININE

by John Yeo

An Ass is either a male or a female donkey,

Either sex behaving in a selfish, ignorant manner would be

described as asinine,

However when humans behave donkeyish 

they are exhibiting asinine behaviour.

When the leader of the herd indulges in stubborn, narcissistic, asinine behaviour, anything can happen.

Divisions in the herd can swiftly appear and factions will split.

The herd instinct is particularly noticeable among the followers of an asinine donkey.

Bray away!

(74 Words)