Short Fiction #2 A Matter of Convenience

Elizabeth, always suspicious of Phillip’s motives, spoke first.

“Why did you do it?”

“Do what?”

His innocent countenance fooled her not.

“You know very well that I detest such unthinking inconsiderateness.”

“But seriously – what difference does it make?” protested Phillip.

“All the difference in the world!” she fumed. “In future, leave the toilet seat down!”



2 Responses to “Short Fiction #2 A Matter of Convenience”

  1. Rick says:

    I hope you do more of these. It’s fascinating how you can tell a complete story in just a few words.

  2. Trevor says:

    I have written several dozen of these short fiction stories. Originally the idea came from the magazine The Writers Digest (see my links page for web site). They are essentially writing exercises limited to 55 words or less. I always try to have an unexpected twist in the tail and some humour but I’m not always successful.

    I have been delighted to have had a few of them published too. And several of them took on an extended life of their own and became fully fledged short stories in their own right (or should that be “their own write”?) One has recently been accepted for publication.

    I intend writing more and publishing them on this blog once a week. I have already posted another four that are waiting to appear on this blog every Sunday over the rest of the month. I am also setting up posts of poetry to appear every weekend as well.

    Read – and enjoy. And comment too!

    BTW – 55 Fiction on B5Media has similar stories – I’ve not submitted anything to them yet.
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