Overturning David Harum: 99 word flash fiction

“Jazzy ain’t spring grand.” The dog scratched. “Yep. Blue sky, melted snow, blooming daffodils and tonight romance. Just fantastic. A glorious day my boy.”

 If only you’d develop a different philosophy and treat the fleas I’d be happy. Bugger the sky, the melting snow and romance.

 xxxxxxx

“A nightcap?” Winston invited the girl. “Come meet Jazzy.” 

Jazzy scratched. “He’s got fleas.”

“David Harum says its essential for a dog to have fleas. Keeps ’em from brooding over the fact they’re a dog.”

“Treat that dog or you’re getting no romance.” Winston produced a can of insecticide.

Thank you lust.

In response to Charli’s prompt where she asks:

April 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a silly sun story. Up north, “sun silly” is the energetic and playful response to returning sunlight. It could also be an April Fool’s jest, a silly story, or a reaction to spring fever. Be silly and write playfully! Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by April 10, 2018. Use the comment section below to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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12 Responses to Overturning David Harum: 99 word flash fiction

  1. That’s funny!!! I don’t want to think about fleas. I dealt with that before!

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  2. She knows the old saying, “Lie with dogs, you’re gonna get fleas.” This is a dog story; he may be one.

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  3. Ha ha ha, thank you lust indeed 🙂

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  4. Pingback: Sun Sillies « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  5. Very amusing, Irene. That poor dog.

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