May 2, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about extraction. What is being extracted, and from where? Is it an idea? How does genre change the perspective (sci-fi versus romance)? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
Evicted – by Hugh W. Roberts
They’d never wanted to move home. But the time had come.
If the landlord had only looked after the maintenance a little more, they wouldn’t have found themselves homeless.
On the day they were evicted, they’d all clung on for dear life. They hadn’t expected the maintenance to be so bad. Luckily some friends close by took them in.
“It won’t take long, Mrs Knowls. You’re doing very well,” said a rather plump lady dressed in a white coat. “That tooth is severely infected with bacteria who’ve made it their home. I’m about to extract them and their residence.”
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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