Old Rope

Yesterday, my blogging friend KK published a piece of flash. I liked the idea, had some time spare so I thought I might try writing this one, too.

The constraints were:

  • exactly 75 words
  • incorporating either a revolutionary or a droid. I’m not sure whether these words were just part of the theme, or whether they should be included.

In any case, I included the word revolutionary. I struggled for any droid ideas from this particular photo.

Lastly, themed on the image below:

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Malee could hardly believe his fortune. Forty years creating unremarkable noodle soup, a recipe inherited from his mother, its secret ingredients simply forest herbs. And now, one of those herbs, the next big thing, the revolutionary weight loss drug.

“Ah, well”, he reflected to his beautiful wife, still trim after all these years, “if that’s what they believe, who am I to argue?” Pulling a reel of grubby banknotes from his pocket, he began counting.

(75 words.)

If this sparks your interest, why not have a try? You can see how many sentences I wrote, this is only really short. Pingback to me, or leave a comment, or best of all, ping back to KK’s original post, whose link is:


Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

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