28/07/2016

TROLLEY DOLLIES - flash fiction

TROLLEY DOLLIES

“Will you look at her, Mavis! Stuck up cow.”
“Thinks she’s too good for us because Waitrose carries a better class of shopping.”
Betty sniffed. “She still gets dumped in the same car park, though.”
Mavis leaned in confidentially. “Those trolleys with the posh wheels are always getting nicked. I heard her cousin’s living on the streets full of a bag-lady’s stuff.”
“No!” Betty was briefly diverted, but then a chilly wind blew and she creaked dolefully. “She’ll be as rusty as us soon if this flood water doesn’t go down – my wheels are bloody freezing!”

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Janet Webb took this photo which is this week's prompt for Friday Fictioneers, the group hosted by Rochelle. Follow the link on her blog  
 https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  to read other 100 word stories.



22 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this. Your words brought the picture to life.

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    1. Thank you Michael - the dialogue just popped itno my head instantly!

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  2. I love this. Gossips will be the same, made from flesh or from wire. Great humour.

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    1. Thanks Ga H - you can hear their voices, can't you?

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  3. Those Waitrose trolleys - there's no talking to them some days. Nice take.

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    1. They've heard they're from the shop known as the Middle Class's Harrods!

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  4. Imaginative story, Liz. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks for the prompt, Rochelle!

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  5. if we dare to listen closely, we can really hear them talking. :)

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    1. You yoo, plaridel? We're both slightly mad!

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  6. Haha..love the dialogue

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  7. Spiteful, gossipy trolleys? Hilarious and different - well done, Lizy!

    Susan at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. I just reported the conversation as I heard it!

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  8. You'd think their shared predicament would make them draw together - I guess not. Funny story, Liz, with a touch of sadness because their voices and spitefulness sound so human.

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    1. I saw them wearing pinnies and rollers!

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  9. Humorous story, Liz. Interesting point of view and voice. If they could think and talk, I imagine shopping carts would sound just like that. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

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