Saturday Mix — Lorraine 18.02.17

Trying two out of three: beetle-1968837__340

Almost Free on the Fives: write a five line free verse with a total count of 25 words.

Almost phallic she mused

Looking from the fungus

To her one love.

Shame they are not one and the same

She could cook him then.


Pick Three: a person, place, object and write a piece of flash from 25 to 150 words.

Plumber, bathroom, fountain pen

Karthups had been called for. A problem in Mrs Cooper’s bathroom. All his life he’d been knee deep in it. It was either that or up to his elbows in it.

Mrs Cooper showed him the bathroom. Stood well down the hallway as Karthups got to work. A quick thrust and out it popped. The offending object. A brown fountain pen.

He held in his rough workman’s fingers wondering its circumstances in being dropped it down the toilet. How could something so fine cause such a problem?

Pens fascinated him. He longed to be a writer. But he lacked confidence beyond a few rough sentences.

He offered the pen to Mrs Cooper who recoiled refusing to look at it as he was sure she was aware of where it had been.

He placed the pen in his top pocket knowing it had a tale to tell.


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12 Responses to Saturday Mix — Lorraine 18.02.17

  1. Lyn says:

    I have always wanted to write with a decent fountain, but ink and left-handers just don’t mix (even gel pens) 😦

  2. Lorraine says:

    Wonderful tale of writerly pursuits! I suspect Mr. Kartrups is about to “plumb” the depths of a new career. Perhaps his pen has a tale weavers tale to tell.
    Thanks for participating.

  3. Lorraine says:

    PS: Your verse is quite clever — I wonder which would taste better?

  4. wordwitch88 says:

    LOL@ the verse – how absolutely clever and wonderful – and delightedly “deviant” 😉

    and an interesting “pick” for the pocket of easy, light reading, with happy delight for the curious, who like to plumb the depths in wonder of the chambers of your fun mind Michael 😉 😀

  5. Pingback: Wordle #143 “February 20th, 2017” – Karthups the Plumber | Morpethroad

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