Flash Fiction # 106

Monkey Bar



I took a day off to get my car fixed, but it still needed a part. My boss, the bar owner, picked me up and drove me to work.  While he unloaded some things from the van, I proceeded inside.

I’ve never opened before. Where are the light switches?  I took another step in, and suddenly…IT lunged at me from the dark.

Slamming the door shut I asked, “How could you leave your pet Chimpanzee loose?”

“Chimpanzee??!” He flicked on the lights.

“What’s that mirror doing there?”

“Just reflecting I guess. I put it up yesterday.  Do you like it?”


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

25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 106

  1. Thanks for the chuckle! 😊


  2. michael1148humphris says:

    Thanks for the smiles


  3. Alice Audrey says:

    LOL! Oh, dear. How embarrassing.

    Great story. Come see mine here.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I read your story, which describes my (our) current phase of life. I saw no ‘Like’ button, and some little TSA agent demanded ID, just to comment.
      Could you (easily) describe how to anchor a link in a comment on someone else’s site, as you’ve done here? I’m not terribly user-friendly. 😳


  4. BrainRants says:

    Archon, you have zero resemblance to a chimp. I’ll leave it at that narrow standard of definition.


  5. Hilarious, Archon! I will have to echo BrainRants sentiment though. I am fairly certain that you do not look like a chimp. Cheers!


  6. Dear Archon,

    “Just reflecting.” Very funny.




    • Archon's Den says:

      It’s a Philosophy bar, rather than a sports bar. Rene Descartes regularly stops in to spend a quiet afternoon reading. One day the bartender asked him if he’d like another brandy. Rene said, “I think not.”,….and promptly disappeared. 😉 😯


  7. Margaret says:

    Mirrors can be most disconcerting. I know how he feels. Funny story, Archon.


  8. liz young says:

    Poor chap – surely he can’t be that ugly?


  9. jellico84 says:

    Cackling laughter ensues. Love it!


  10. ahtdoucette says:

    He thought his reflection is a chimpanzee! Too funny, and a reminder of all those times we try to insult someone only to realize we’re also insulting ourselves for doing similar things. Works on both levels for me. 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      But there are people, and times, when they deserve a bit of eye-opening insult. As a child I often heard, “When you point a finger at me, there are three pointed back at you.” and I thought, “Yeah. It means there are three of us who think you’re an asshole.” 😳

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  11. johnlmalone says:

    very good. I like this one: the self deprecatory humour 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx. Not really ‘bullied’ as a child, I was still often the odd man out. I learned to make the jokes before others did, to take the sharp, mean edge off. I’m currently assembling an A to Z Challenge about Levity, explaining ‘My Life Through Comedy.’ 😉 😆


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