Jeffrey Hollar's Monday Mixer provides the inspiration for today's flash fiction.
At least one word from each list must be included in a story of exactly 150 words, today's selection are...
Locations: 1) moor 2) oasis 3) mortuary
Things: 1) bandana 2) cloche 3) overshoe
Adjectives: 1) loquacious 2) egalitarian 3) sedulous
She was the most loquacious woman he had ever met, babbling on about her stupid hat…
“It’s called a cloche you know and this one belonged to my grandmother. Don’t you think it’s such a darling little thing?”
It twirled on her finger now; he could see the movement out of the corner of his eye, a minor distraction as his drove.
The roads up here on the moors were narrow and he didn’t want to get his work car stuck.
When he had turned up in a hearse to take her out, she just trilled her annoying little laugh.
“Oh Archie it is sweet of you to take me out for the day. And it’s so deserted up here your wife will never find out about us.”
There is no “us” he thought unkindly as he continued driving the scenic route to the mortuary.
No one will ever know!