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!”


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.

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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