‘Why here?’ – FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: WEEK #11 – 2016

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“What an odd place to put a bin.”

“Bins can go anywhere though, that’s the nature of bins. There’s always rubbish around, stuff people want to get rid of…”

“Yeah, but this is the middle of nowhere. There’s no point plonking a bin where nobody is likely to be.”

“But we’re here.”

“True, but we’re just passing through. No one usually stops in the middle of nowhere.”

“We did.”

“But not for long. “

“Long enough to dump our rubbish though.”

“Yes, but still. It’d make more sense to have put the bin in that village we just passed through. What was the name?”

“I can’t remember, anyway, people don’t usually want a bin cluttering up their main street, and didn’t that village win ‘Britain in Bloom’ last year?”

“I guess you’re right. One minute. I’ll just pop this stuff in the bin.”

1 minute later

“You’ll never believe it.”

What?

“The bin’s full! Who in their right mind would stop in the middle of nowhere?”

Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #11 – 2016

Wk 6 of Three Line Tales

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Photo Credit : Samuel Zeller

The Whispering Gallery

Gazing across the river to St Paul’s, I remember climbing to the dome and how our voices reverberated around the Whispering Gallery.
‘So we have a deal?’ asks my client and my mind clicks back to the present.

Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

The TLT rules are simple:

Take a look at the photo prompt and write three lines to go with it.
Your lines can be poetry, micro-fiction, micro non-fiction or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long.
A link back to this post would be nice (it’ll make me feel obliged to swing by yours to read your three lines, and some of your readers might want to join in, too – the more, the merrier, right?).
Tag your post with 3LineTales – it’ll make it easier for others to find it in the Reader.
Read other participants’ lines.
Please check Sonya’s Post, Three Line Tales – Week Six for detailed instructions.
In response to Sonya TLT challenge week six