Flash Fiction #103


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


Late again, Johnson??!!  You’ve been warned.  You’d better have a good reason, or you’ll be collecting severance papers from HR.

Well, Sir, you know I live outside the city. I even left early this morning, but old man Morton was herding his sheep from one pasture to another, and I had to pull over so I didn’t hit any.

His flock seems to have grown, and I wondered how much, so I started counting them, 287, 288, 289, 290…. I was dreaming of a Simmons mattress – and suddenly it was 9:15.

True story or not, that one lets you stay.   😆


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #103

  1. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Great! I don’t know if I’d have let him stay or not, but I would have given points for creativity.

    Super job, Archon!


  2. It could work.. It actually could. I wonder if shepherds fall at sleep when working,


    • Archon's Den says:

      Probably not. They have things like wolves, coyotes, gopher holes and fence holes to keep them awake – at night.
      They probably don’t think about lamb sausage while on the job either. I just saw the manager of the Quesada Tex-Mex restaurant come over to the Gino’s Pizza for supper. 😛


  3. BrainRants says:

    Is this a flashback, or flash-forward? Hmm. Sheep… so this guy’s late because lots of French surrounded his car.


  4. liz young says:

    Love it! If I was still working I’d add that to my repertoire!


    • Archon's Den says:

      Nowadays, a manager would expect you to have gotten out of the car and taken a cell-phone photo as proof….which, apparently Sandra did. 😉
      I’m retired too. The only one I have to alibi to is the wife – and I’ve been practicing that for years. 😆


  5. athling2001 says:

    Fantastic story. Love your take.


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