LUCKY HEATHER

SATURDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

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LUCKY HEATHER

by John Yeo

She wore a scarf revealing gypsy earrings 

‘Lucky heather Sir?’ 

Her timeworn, careworn face smiled, 

I paid £5 for a tiny bunch. 

I needed some good luck.

(27 WORDS)

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/weekend-writing-prompt-176-zany/

INZANEINESS

by John Yeo

   The doorbell chimed as the family gathered.

A large scruffily-dressed man was revealed on the doorstep wearing a monocle. 

An enormous black bow tie was roughly tied around his neck.

His grey hair, hung down beneath a battered top hat.

‘I’m here for my funeral.’

‘Get out of here!’  was the reaction.

‘I will when you bury me.’  came the zany reply.

(62 WORDS)

MEGALITH

SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION 

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MEGALITH

by John Yeo

The billionaire concentrated his mind on his demise.

The diagnosis was irrefutable and terminal.

I plan to erect the biggest megalith on Earth.

Sunk deep in the ground, visible from outer Space.

My huge memorial stone will contain my epitaph.

Money talks, money rules, I’m finally free from money.

(49 WORDS)

BONNIE AND CLYDE

SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/weekend-writing-prompt-174-rectify/

BONNIE AND CLYDE

by John Yeo

Clyde was faced with a problem.

   ‘How do I rectify my stupid mistake and keep the romance alive?’

The problem was solved when the jilted Bonnie arrived and shot him dead.

‘Rectification achieved, my lover.’

(35 WORDS)

SENSELESS

SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2020 ~ FLASH FICTION 

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SENSELESS

by John Yeo

‘Hey Google! Define Sentient.’

‘Here is the definition of Sentient: able to perceive or feel things.’

‘Hey Google! Love your voice’

‘Thanks I like your voice too.’

‘Hey Google! Are you sentient?’

‘ That question makes me a little self-conscious. You’re formed of cells and I’m formed of codes.’

‘Google! Love you!’

‘Google loves you too, so does his assistant.’

‘Hey Google, you are sentient.’

‘On a scale of WALL-E to Hal 9000, I’m Rdd2’

‘Hey Google! Love your sentient voice!’

‘Thanks you’re not so bad yourself.’

(86 WORDS)

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?

(67 WORDS)

THE APOSTLE OF JOSTLE

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST 2020

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THE APOSTLE OF JOSTLE

by John Yeo

The leader of the pickpocket gang was Throstle,

the Apostle of Jostle.

 He would act docile,

 Bump into some random old fossil,

 While the other members of the gang would complete the hustle.

Until one fearless old fossil 

struck Throstle back, hard.

(42 WORDS)

MISANTHROPE

MISANTHROPE


  The island was just cliffs containing an enormous lighthouse. The lighthouse contained a keeper, but recently nobody had seen him. Provisions were delivered by a helicopter drop on a monthly basis. The pilot Tom landed, contacted base and reported a mechanical fault with the helicopter. Help was on the way.

 Tom knocked, there was no response, he tried the handle, the door was locked. He peered into the window and saw an unkempt, bearded, hunchbacked figure, sitting watching him, with an ugly scowl on his face pointing a gun. ‘Can you hear me?’ 

A loud bang was the reply.

© Written by John Yeo