FFftPP – Stomach Flu

Maggie, I have had a stomach ache for about two weeks. I think from something I ate.”

“What have you been eating, Mabel?”

“Oh, just the usual, bugs…scorpions. I think I got a bad scorpion.”

“You know Mabel, there's been a bad stomach flu going around the camp. Could you have a little stomach bug?”

“Well, that is possible but no one else in my family has it.”

“Grandpappy Norton had a bit of a stomach bug recently.”

“In that case, that's probably what I have, a stomach bug.”

“…Mabel, what is that peculiar smell?”

“OH NO, my pants!”

(100)

Image credit: Pixabay.com

This is my submission for Roger Shipp's flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner. He gives us a photo prompt, a sentence in which to put into our story, and approximately 200 words. Our sentence this week is, “what is that peculiar smell?”

To read the other submissions, click here.

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61 thoughts on “FFftPP – Stomach Flu

  1. Haha! Funny. A nice, sprightly exploration of what meerkats would talk about – and who know if they do? Those furry chaps inspired quite a range of stories this week πŸ™‚

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