Saturday, 25 August 2012

Very Short Stories

I've been taking a leaf out of Laura's book, and writing some very short stories.  Mine are mostly a little bit weirder than hers though.

Into The Daylight

Victor heaved himself up over the edge. He squinted as his eyes adjusted to the daylight.

'This is what it must have felt like when I was born,' he thought to himself.

Of course, he couldn't possibly have remembered what that was like. Not least because he was never *born* in the first place.

The Girl Who Grows Goats In Her Garden

"The difficult thing about goat seed," said The Girl Who Grows Goats In Her Garden, "is that it needs to be kept completely dry in order to germinate. That's why I had this umbrella installed."

She pointed up to the giant umbrella overshadowing the three adjacent gardens.

"Caused a lot of trouble with the neighbours, I can tell you. The other thing you should never do, is prune your goat."

She fixed her visitors, a hen party whose members mostly looked extremely bored, with a steely glare.

"That's how you get sheep."

Sally Sold A Silver Spoon

She could have got more.  She knew that if she held out someone would have given her a higher price. It was one of a kind.  Ancient.  Traceable back to more than one Royal household.  At auction it would have gone for a song.  And she needed the money.

Oh, how she needed the money.

She put the twenty pound note in her back pocket and left the car boot sale.  She felt sorry for the poor bloke who'd bought it from her, but at least this way it couldn't possibly find its way back to her.  Again.

Perhaps I will turn at least one of them into a longer story one day...

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