Look Out, Monsters About!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium


A short story inspired by the picture prompt from 'Prompting' page 3. Dialogue only, with reference to a certain canned non-alcoholic drink.

Submitted: April 24, 2018

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Look Out, Monsters About!

Do you see them, Paul.?”

See what, Baz?”

If you saw them you’d know what I was talking about. Look, straight ahead!”

Baz, my eyes are facing forward and I can’t see anything odd.”

Really? You can’t see the two of them. Jeez, you must be blind or something!”

Oh, yeah. Well maybe you’re delusional. You know what they say about that stuff you keep insisting on pouring down your throat. How bad it is for you!”

Paul, look at the label. No alcohol, zero calories.....what can be so bad about it?”

You tell me! You’re the one that’s seeing things.”

Nope! You’re the one that’s so blind you can’t see what’s in front of your face!”

Okay, Baz. Tell me what I’m missing, would you.”

I don’t know, maybe it would be better if we crossed over the road first.”

Hell, no, Baz. I’m not crossing to escape your invisible monsters.”

“But that's what they are Paul. Monsters!”

Oh yeah! Well, tell me what they look like then.”

One’s pink, the other purple....Huff and Puff, they’re called.”

Aha! Dragons, is it!”

I knew you could see them!”

There’s nothing there, not a thing. The names kind of gave it away, although I suppose they could have been wolves.”

Very funny, Paul. I’m crossing over anyway. No point tempting fate.”

Oh, come on then, but you keep consuming that stuff like that, you’re going to see monsters everywhere, Baz.”

On the other hand it might just save me from those you miss. And stop whistling that song!”

I like ‘Puff, the Magic Dragon.”

Well, I don’t, Paul. So cut it out!”

 


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