Sarah Ann Hall

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

Mum’s Favourite Word – #gargleblaster182

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‘But I love him.’

‘Don’t be ridiculous. You’ve known him five minutes.’

‘I met him last week.’

‘What colour are his eyes?’

‘Brown. I think. He’s clean and tidy. He doesn’t smell. Pleeeeeease.’

‘No, Lisa. You are not having a tortoise.’





Written by Sarah Ann

October 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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  1. Oh, I superlike this, Sarah!


    October 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    • 🙂 That makes me smile. When I read the question on Sunday, the only thing I could come up with was ‘no’. Then mum was saying no about a man, but that was a too obvious. Thankfully, this morning this divisive character crawled into view.

      Sarah Ann

      October 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  2. Priceless! Loved the twist at the end. Nice job!


    October 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    • Thank you. Glad to know the twist worked – I’m never confident with twists.

      Sarah Ann

      October 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

  3. My son would sympathize with this child!


    October 9, 2014 at 1:14 am

    • I sympathise with this child. I begged for a cat or a dog – all we ever had were goldfish, which we tended to over feed and kill quickly. So maybe Mum was right not to let us have anything with legs.

      Sarah Ann

      October 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm

  4. Excellent twist! This was really good!

    Kinley Dane

    October 9, 2014 at 1:39 am

  5. Fun, loved the twist!


    October 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

  6. haha..this was so much fun! loved it!


    October 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

  7. Hahaha! Love the twist… of course, the ‘him’ is not as I expected it would be 🙂


    October 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

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