Fluff #flashfiction

“Oh, my goodness, what are you doing?”

“Well, you did say you wanted me to help get the fluff out.”

“Yes, but not with a screwdriver. Is there anything else you can use?”

“No. Nothing to hand. Now, do you want me to remove the fluff from your belly button?”

“Yes, but I’m sure I can hear something creaking.”

“Oh, don’t worry about that. Right, here we go. Ready? A slight twist, and it should be out.”


“Oh, I’m so sorry. I never expected that to happen. Allow me to pick up your bum and screw it back on.”


The moral of the story – never insert a screwdriver into your belly button and twist because your bum will fall off!

Written in response to Charli Mills 99 word flash fiction challenge with the theme of Navel.

Charli Mills 99 word #flashfiction challenge - Navel

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57 thoughts on “Fluff #flashfiction

    1. I was going to say a power jet wash (like the ones they use at the car wash), but the safest way is by having a shower or bath. 😀 I’ll see if I can work any of those into the next story that Charli challenges us to write.
      Thanks for reading my little bit of humour, Anne.

    1. Glad it made you laugh, Norah. I took this story from my childhood. It was my dad that told me what would happen if I inserted a screwdriver in my bellybutton after he found me attempting to do it! Thank goodness he caught me in time.

  1. Hugh,
    I want to know if you turn the screw counter-clock-wise, is this when your bumm (butt in USA) falls off? If you turned the screw clock-wise would it tighten it? My butt is sagging right now and it needs to be tightened. All help is appreciated.

    1. With all the crazy health & safety rules in circulation, I can’t possibly comment, Chuck. Although you may like to try clenching your buttocks in time with the noise tomato juice makes when it comes out of a carton. It’s helped me. 😀

  2. Very funny story and warning. That sign is interesting, especially since I am planning to spread my grandma’s ashes somewhere, after keeping some in a necklace. I won’t do it in a National Park!

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