Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#FridayFictioneers – 21/6/13 – A Contemplative Conversation

with 35 comments

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copyright -Managua Gunn

copyright – Managua Gunn


A Contemplative Conversation (100 words)

‘What do you reckon he’s thinking about?’


‘I s’pose. Bit boring though.’


‘That’s more like it. Taking pot shots at seagulls.’

‘I meant shooting terrorists.’

‘Maybe. What do you think he’d do if I pissed on his boots?’

‘Kick you.’

‘You think?’

‘The mounted ones kick the drunks who hassle them. One twitch at the knee and the sozzled are flat on their backs wondering what’s happened?’


‘Watch long enough and you’ll see.’

‘But there aren’t any horse guards around. So how about me pissing on his foot?’

‘Waddle over, cock your leg, and we’ll find out.’


Friday Fictioneers



Written by Sarah Ann

June 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

35 Responses

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  1. hahaha. That had me laughing. Really good conversation. 🙂


    June 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  2. Cheeky doggie!

    Jan Brown

    June 21, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  3. Hahahahaha! Dog’s life! Brilliant!


    June 22, 2013 at 1:29 am

  4. Haha. “waddle over cock your leg, and we’ll find out.” Tourists eh? Just the worst

    Brian Benoit

    June 22, 2013 at 3:14 am

  5. I like the way this dog thinks.


    June 22, 2013 at 3:36 am

  6. I think I’ll get 50 feet back when he does that just to be on the safe side.

    The Writers Village

    June 22, 2013 at 3:51 am

    • 50 feet? What are you expecting to happen? Thanks for reading Randy.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

  7. Good job! The suprise at the end was great.


    June 22, 2013 at 4:12 am

    • I’m glad the ending was a surprise. Thanks for your comment.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

  8. The dawg can’t see the tip of the bayonet. It’s pointed. Great dialogue. Have a bone.


    June 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    • He might be short-sighted, but I think he’s just fool-hardy. I’m glad you liked the dialogue and the dog says thanks for the bone.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

  9. Good one, Sarah Ann. I want to watch from a safe distance.


    June 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    • I think that would be wise. I imagine the soldier will just stand oblivious, or with the appearance of being oblivious anyway.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  10. Great job, Sarah! Sometimes these guards can be so still you wonder if they’re human. I really enjoyed this.

    The Bumble Files

    June 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    • Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 And when the guards do move, you jump out of your skin, even though you knew they had to eventually.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  11. The doggie is gonna learn not to mess (pun intended) with female toy soldiers 🙂

    Eric Alagan

    June 23, 2013 at 2:12 am

  12. Ahh, good twist!



    June 23, 2013 at 3:10 am

    • Thank you Janet. Knowing your twists, that’s a huge compliment.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  13. Dear Sarah,

    A whizzing good tail (wag wag).




    June 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

  14. I wasn’t expecting that! Nice one Sarah Ann. Not that I believe our canine friends would ever do that …


    June 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

    • Of course our canine friends would never stoop so low… I’m very happy to know you didn’t see them coming. With the quality of your stories, to have got one past you, so to speak, is really encouraging.

      Sarah Ann

      June 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

  15. ha ha ha ha
    I salute your SOH 😉


    June 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  16. lol:) that was fun


    June 25, 2013 at 1:19 am

  17. ha.. that was a great conversation (and I hope it was dogs)…

  18. Dear Sarah Ann,

    You captured the mind of a typical human very well. “Hey, Vern, watch this…” comes to mind. Well done.




    June 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

  19. haha caught me by surprise! ^^ the conversation’s awesome.


    June 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

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