Modern Fable

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Monique visited the Indian cultural festival alone. Phil wouldn’t go to it, or any festival. Inside the auditorium, she met Anup, who was selling flowers.

“These aren’t just any flowers,” explained Anup. “They’re magical!”

“How so?” smirked Monique. Magic? Right!

“They make the person they’re for, happy.”

“Uh huh,” sighed Monique. I would be nice if only it were true. “These marigolds are pretty. I’ll buy them for me.”

Back at home, her boyfriend Phil whined. “I had to make my own sandwich! And all you got was flowers? Worthless! How about beers. Must I think of everything?”

The flowers suddenly whirled and blasted pollen into Phil’s face. He fell over, deep in a coma.

“How do these flowers make me happy?” moaned Monique, dialing 911.

Glenn the EMT was tall, tanned, and good-looking.

“It was the flowers!” explained Monique.

“I just bought flowers for myself too,” noted Glenn. “Nobody would go to the festival with me.”

Monique stared. “Are you gay?”

“I’m not. Why?”

“Just wondering,” she blushed. “Guess these flowers are magical!”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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11 Responses to Modern Fable

  1. James says:

    “Are you gay?” Why, because he bought flowers for himself?

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  2. LOL!! Loved it! They really ARE magical flowers! They brought her a new man!


  3. Moon says:

    Nice story .🙂

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  4. How I wish every one in a bad relationship gets such magical plants! Even if there is no new person in life, at least Monique got rid of the grumpy bear.
    Very interesting and engaging tale.
    – Anagha from Team MocktailMommies

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  5. Danny James says:

    What, have all your characters with the strange sounding names taken a vacation?


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  6. goroyboy says:

    Great creativity and so fun to read!

    Liked by 1 person

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