Job prospects.

Lying in the field Egbert, Humphrey and Onslowe basked in the rare sunny smiles of an autumn afternoon.

“That scarecrow reminds me of someone, only I can’t remember who?” said Egbert.

“Whoever it is, they need a face lift.” Onslowe scoffed.

Humphrey chuckled, while doing his best to rid his nails of dirt.

“Am very serious, I can see him but in my eyes, someone very familiar.”

“You sure it’s not Mr Eamon you’re remembering?” 

Satisfied with his cleaning, Humphrey set about trimming his nail with his teeth, “Who’s Mr Eamon?

“The old fella that lives on the next farm, thin as a rail, when he laughs you can’t tell if his choking or having a heart attack.” 

“I remember now, it’s the salesman from last week, I ran into him at the pub, says he’s going to make a fortune selling sunscreen.”

“Sunscreen! around these parts, the scarecrows got better job prospects than he does. He’ll make a fortune alright, a fortune of holey shoes.” Onslowe barked.

Their bellies rumbled with laughter as it started raining.

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In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph is from Louise at the storyteller’s abode (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.





18 thoughts on “Job prospects.

  1. I love the names you’ve given your characters! All I ever manage is “Dave” and “Pete” 🙂
    Sounds like they live around here. It’s raining at the moment and I just made a hot water bottle to keep my feet warm 😦

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  2. A fun story, Chioma, and very appropriate, considering our awful weather right now! Selling sunscreen in this country would definitely be a job with no prospects. Nice dialogue, too. 🙂


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