Daily Flash Fiction 8/20/21 W/C 210
Featured in the Fantasy Newsletter "Fantasy Newsletter (September 1, 2021)"
It is untenable. It is unsolvable. It is intolerable. It is unthinkable. It is miserable.
Do we have a problem?
There you are. I have the problem. Singular.
I thought we were a team.
We were until you ran off and left me to fend for myself.
Good thing I came back to check on you.
Are you going to help? Or just stand there looking at me…
Well, I don’t know. Let me think about this.
Come on, give me a shove.
I could just continue, leave you alone.
Just a little nudge is all I need.
It’ll just take a moment for me to dash down there.
Be a buddy, be a pal. Help me up.
If I help you, it’ll put me behind.
But if you help me, we’ll still be a team.
I really have to move.
Is this what teamwork is all about?
I’ll be just a minute, I’ll be fleet of foot.
Are you just going to leave me here like this?
Honest, I’ll be right back. (Off he runs)
(If I just … flip. Ah!)
Hey! I’m back.
I’m fine now. See you later.
Is that any way to be? I came back to help.
Words, hare, words. See them bouncing off my shell?