Flash Fiction #139


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bulltot


There it is! Isn’t she a beauty?

When Robin Hood Realty says we’ll get you a castle, we deliver. ‘Course, it needs a bit of fixin’ up, but I know a tradesman who can put in new windows and cut your heating bill to nothing.

But….location, location, location. The Queen has a home just there, and back the other way, Madge – oops, sorry.  You colonials call her Madonna, like Adele, that one-named squawker of ours.

Madge’s husband?? ….buys an estate with a public footpath through it, then complains when the riff-raff parades past.

Don’t worry. Nobody wants to walk here.


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

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #139

  1. BrainRants says:

    “Looks a bit Game of Thrones… any dragon infestations?”


  2. This estate agent is in one hell of a state!


  3. Dale says:

    Just a “little” fixin’ up, eh?
    Fun, Archon!


  4. Madonna’s real name is Madge? Hmmm ….


    • Archon's Den says:

      No, ‘Madge’s’ real name is Madonna. It’s just that upper-crust Brits can’t handle long words, and shorten them up, so they refer to her as Madge. It could also be influenced by the mainly Church of England population not wanting to be reminded of the American Catholic with the name Madonna.
      The last Madge I knew of, was a manicurist in an old TV ad who had her customers soaking their fingers in Dawn dish detergent. 😳


  5. Alice Audrey says:

    Better to have riffraff walking through the yard than have nowhere to sit down for tea.


  6. Fluid Phrase says:

    This was a fun take! Enjoyed this.


  7. loshame says:

    I like it 😊


  8. Dear Archon,

    A bit Monty Python-ish. A fixer upper indeed. Fun stuff.




  9. granonine says:

    Love the local color here. Humorous and believable.


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