JUMBLED LIKE JENGA

MONDAY 10th 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..

….https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/08/01/august-writing-prompts-3/



JUMBLED LIKE JENGA


by John Yeo
   

06:30, the sun was shining already and I decided to get up early and make my way over to the allotment. Margaret had turned over in our bed and sleepily said, ‘I’ll walk over to the allotment and join you there later.’   The rooks were cawing loudly in the nearby rookery, I remember thinking, when I arrived, ‘I would hate to live in one of the houses nearby.’ As soon as I reached our plot, I sensed something was amiss, it wasn’t until I saw the broken glass on the floor outside our shed, I realised we had been victims of an attempted burglary. The large padlock was still securely fastened to the door frame and had obviously resisted all attempts to remove it. The window had been smashed and the villains had tried to squeeze their arms in to steal whatever came to hand. Consequently a nest of shelves had been pulled down and everything was scattered everywhere.  At that point Margaret arrived and remarked that all our seed packets and plant labels were all over the place.    ‘Oh no!’ She exclaimed, ‘Everything is scattered and jumbled like Jenga’

   ‘We’d better call the police.’ I said, ‘There’s traces of blood on the glass, who’s Jenga?’

 ‘It’s a game, don’t worry about it, just call the police!’


© Written by John Yeo


ROUGH DIAMONDS~~ THREE WORD WEDNESDAY ~

AMICABLE ~ FRIVOLOUS ~ UNREFINED
Three Word Wednesday
Write something based on and including these three words.

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ROUGH DIAMONDS

by John Yeo

The casting director was infamous and renowned for his powers of seduction.
The beautiful rising film star smiled and speculated on the pile in front of her as they entered the back room of his office.
“These are diamonds”, he said pointing to what looked like a pile of weathered broken glass.
.”Are you serious or just being bloody frivolous? That is a pile of glass on the bench, a heap of glass pieces, I would not give you anything for one sliver of broken glass”
“Why be aggressive and unfriendly? The deal can be very smooth if you are agreeable and amicable. The diamonds are uncut and I have the finest craftsmen available to cut and polish them to a very high standard. These are raw unrefined pink diamonds, they can be cut and polished into beautiful jewellery.
The lady said “You will make a present of these to me if I agree to your demands?”
“Yes!”
The lady then pulled a small revolver out of her clutch purse and shot him dead.
Well she smiled. sweeping the pile into her purse. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
I may be very amicable, and very frivolous, I am certainly very unrefined.”

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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