August 15, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that uses the idea or phrase “floppy as puppy ears.” You can be explicit or implicit with your response. What is floppy and why? It doesn’t have to be about dogs at all. Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
Floppy Problems – by Hugh W. Roberts
Ben’s whole day had been as floppy as puppy ears.
His job was floppy; his life was floppy, but at least he wasn’t dying or had any significant problems to solve.
A notification on his phone gave Ben the chance to stop all the floppiness.
‘You have a match – Janet wants to meet you.’
Later that evening, nothing was floppy while he and Janet talked on Skype. They had the time of their lives.
It wasn’t until a few days later that Ben had wished everything had remained floppy.
‘Pay now, or I’ll publish the video,’ demanded Janet.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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30 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – Floppy Problems”
Ben should have stuck with being floppy 🙂
Yes, he should have.
I guess there are times when floppy is good.
Yes, especially when finding oneself in the wrong setting.
Didn’t see that coming. But she did.
Another twisted tale, well done.
Thank you, D.
Bummer, Hugh, great twist. Wonder if she threatened him with a floppy disk, LOL!
Lol, I love it, Terri.
Sometimes status quo is best. We have an expression over here “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” 🙂
We have the same saying, Linda.
Ouch. Great story, Hugh.
Haha. Poor Ben. Well done, Hugh!
Ha – that’s a conversation ender.
I don’t think they’ll be meeting in person – ever.
Oh this is a good one, Hugh!
Ooh, a sting in the tail 😉
A rather nasty one, at that.
I might pay to see that video…
Oh, Matron! Ben had better pay Janet, then.