Flash Fiction #156


PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria


Hey! Where did everybody go??

As usual, Gary the geek was being so boring that even the grass fell asleep. That’s the reason he came in for more beer.  Gary was holding forth at great length about carnivorous plants, like the Venus flytrap, and the pitcher plant.  They grow in poor soil, so they trap and absorb bugs to obtain extra protein and other nutrients.

He wondered if the gang had gone around to the pool?? It was funny that they just disappeared like that.  Well, he’d sit here and finish his beer under this big tree, and join them later.


Click on the title, if you’d like to hear the Andrews Sisters from 1942, sing a ‘missing men in the Army’ love song. Then go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site, and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

Friday Fictioneers

20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #156

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    I love the song and your post. Poor Gary.

    Would you consider posting more songs with your writing, if they fit?


  2. Carnivorous plants, my arse.
    Don’t you ever leave for a cold one again!

    Great story


  3. BrainRants says:

    There’s always a Gary.


  4. Dale says:

    Methinks Gary will be meeting his friends soon if he keeps sitting there long enough!
    Great tune 😊


  5. Ha ha ha ha, don’t worry mate, you’ll see them soon enough, just enjoy your beer while it lasts 🙂


  6. He sounds a bundle of laughs! Which way’s the pool?

    Click to read my 99 words!


  7. granonine says:

    Someone needs to be kind enough to tell Gary he’s being a bore. Doesn’t sound like he’s smart enough to figure out why everyone else disappeared 🙂


  8. jillyfunnell says:

    So boring even the grass fell asleep. Great phrase.


  9. Met that guy a few times. Comes in female form too 🙂


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