‘Found’ story (humor)

This short story is the result of a writers group challenge. Each line is the title of a book to be found in my home, hence the genre is known as a ‘found’ piece. The authors names are in brackets. Enjoy! How to kill your husband                                          (Kathy Lette) Its perfectly easy                                                        (Mary Scott) Don’t tell a soul                                                        Continue reading “‘Found’ story (humor)”

Unbuttoning surprises (humor)

Scanning her mother’s kitchen, Phin tried to act normally. ‘I guess that’s it for now. Did we miss anything?’ Her sister, Vic, listed the jobs off. ‘Fridge, rubbish, laundry, glasshouse water timer, stopped paper, diverted mail, and made sure the neighbor is happy about the cat. Oh, and packed mum a bag. I put thatContinue reading “Unbuttoning surprises (humor)”

Mashed potato (humour)

‘There they go again; bicker, bicker, bicker.’ Jamie hated teatime. ‘Why can’t grown-ups behave like it?’ She pushed her peas around with her fork, shrinking low in the forlorn hope of being ignored. ‘It’s not like they’re arguing about anything important. Who cares if the bed-sheets should have been changed today anyway?’ A pea rolledContinue reading “Mashed potato (humour)”

The Lightmaster (Humor)

The Lightmaster came to town on a frosty winter’s day. His deep chestnut muscles glowed as he surveyed his new domain from the top of the horse-truck’s ramp. Evidently satisfied, he descended with confident stride, alert and eager. The mares, recognizing his promise, rushed over to the fence, inspecting this new king. He put onContinue reading “The Lightmaster (Humor)”

Does God play internet games? (Humor)

Does God play games? Does he have an i-pad? I know he’s busy all day, watching over people and everything, but what does he do to relax? Everyone needs to relax sometime. Does he have angels play their harps to soothe his soul when someone does something stupid? What about when there’s a disaster andContinue reading “Does God play internet games? (Humor)”

Winning post (that’s life)

Shirley sat high up in the grandstand, pressing herself against the back wall, invisible in the shadows. She watched the lone man far below, as he slowly lugged his heavy black rubbish bag along the concrete, where only hours before fortunes had been won and lost. Systematically picking up discarded race tickets with his clawedContinue reading “Winning post (that’s life)”

Romance – I wish! (Humor)

(This story was first published in ‘Romance’ Flash fiction anthology Oct 2019) Romance – I wish. How did romance pass me by? Eighty-one, and never received a red rose, a box of chocolates, a valentines card. No-one came to serenade me. The only time I’ve been swept off my feet was when I fell inContinue reading “Romance – I wish! (Humor)”

Window to the world (Humor)

(This story first appeared ‘Guilty Pleasures’ anthology 2019, published by ‘Things in the well.’) Businessman Tim fell in love with the ridiculously cheap high-rise apartment at first sight. His lawyer warned that the price reflected some mistake regarding the darkened windows. Tim wasn’t interested in views, so he didn’t care. Those windows provided safety; afterContinue reading “Window to the world (Humor)”