Sarah Ann Hall

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#FridayFictioneers – 22/6/18 – Excuse Me

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Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. Read the other stories by clicking below.

My muse decided to be busy elsewhere on seeing this week’s prompt. So I showed the picture to my other half and he told me what he saw. Hopefully the below makes sense, although this is a vignette not a story. There’s a link at the bottom if not.

Thank you Rochelle and Fatima.


© Fatima Fakier


Excuse Me

(Genre: humour; 100-words)

‘Stop pushing.’

‘I was here first.’

‘With a photo finish, I’d be further over the line.’

‘Having more out front isn’t something to boast about.’

‘Just because you aren’t favoured in the bust department! Will you stop barging into me?’

‘I told you, I was here first.’

‘I think you’ll find we’d dived for the doorway at exactly the same time, or we wouldn’t be in this mess. Are you that desperate for canapés?’

‘I’m trying to get to the toilet.’

‘Then you’re going the wrong way.’

Squelch, whoosh, splat.

‘Dammit. Can you help me up?’

‘What’s the magic word?’





Written by Sarah Ann

June 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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