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Please include the words “a blinding light” somewhere in

your flash. 

Sitting outside the courtroom his story sounded plausible. He’d tell his story and all would be well.

However Carstairs was not the brightest spark to put on the witness stand.

How he had come to drive his car into the front parlour of Mrs Billings house was a mystery to so many.

Not only had he driven his car into her parlour but along the way he had made perfect left and right turns not knocking over one of Mrs Billings antique vases.

All he remembered was leaving the Duck’s Nuts Hotel after a business meeting, receiving a call to go to another business meeting at the Nads Sack followed by his mum calling him from the Dog and Toad.

After that there was a blinding light and he was sitting in Mrs Billings’ front parlour.

Mrs Billings had been very nice about it all, after all nothing had been broken and Carstairs had made a very neat park beside her priceless Chesterfield.

Hearing his named called he jumped to his feet as all memory of the event vanished from his mind.


Written for: https://rogershipp.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-week-13-2016/

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17 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: WEEK #13 – 2016 – Outside Court

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Intriguing story. I wonder what happened to Carstairs. He must have an idea of it somewhere hidden within his mind if he parked so neatly in the lady’s parlour. Great job!

  2. The Voice says:

    Duck’s Nuts Hotel. I think I may have stayed there. 🙂

  3. Lori Carlson says:

    Great story, Michael! I love the names of the places.. quite amusing! Poor guy, no memory and even less so as he goes into court.

  4. LOL! He had a perfectly plausible story if only he could remember it! Great story, Michael! Happy Easter!

  5. wildchild47 says:

    *snorting* …. is that enough of a comment? 😉

    Great story with the usual great and wildly wonderful cast of characters peopling the tale, as well, as of course, the most curiously named places! Love it Michael 🙂

  6. I LOVE this piece! There’s something very visual about it–like I can imagine it playing out on screen. The names of places are excellent!

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