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Rated: E · Fiction · Animal · #2256921
Daily Flash Fiction 8/20/21 W/C 210

Featured in the Fantasy Newsletter "Fantasy Newsletter (September 1, 2021)
A Problem


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?


W/C 210










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