friday snippet

Mum said I needed to find a career path, Mum said I had a calling, Mum said I was a people person.  Mum was right, but at a loud soggy thud broke the silence I bit back a sigh.

I should’ve known better than to take a job at a bar called Collywobbles, and bending down I retrieved the fallen object, “Excuse me sir, is this your arm?”

Pick a favourite they did say
Pick a favourite make our day
So many choices, so many voices
Pick a favourite? Is this a game to play?

Call of the Wild, Dracula, Watership Down
Stardust, Twilight, Knights of Dark Renown
So many adventures, so many titles
Picking one? I’m not a clown

The Old Man and The Sea, Jane Eyre, Crime and Punishment
Bonfires of the Vanities, Charlotte’s Web, Heaven Sent
Titles, titles, just pick one, this is not becoming fun
Where to begin? And is tea an accompaniment?

The Green Mile, Hobbit, Schindler’s List
Jurassic Park, A Farewell to Arms, Oliver Twist
Now I know what I must do, and here’s my advice to you
Go grab a book, we won’t be missed

It was a gold cufflink moment, he’d finally written his resignation, and now he was leaving the rat race and heading into the great outdoors.

“Have you really thought about this Morty?”  His wives waspish voice made him cringe, “I know it was difficult for you, but there were always easy pickings in town.”

“Yes I’m sure, this is where they grow the stuff, isn’t it?”

Looking out into the fields beyond Morty’s whiskers twitched, strange he’d thought there would be a crop growing by now, he was getting a mite hungry.

“Alright, but close the door Morty, snows forecast.”

These micro tales were written based on the following prompts

Weekend Writing Prompt #281- Collywobbles

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 10/11/2022

Sunday Confessionals : Books

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #189

© NopeNotPam

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