#smalltales

HOOD – A Smalltale Rhyme

I’ll tell you a tail about Barry, a quail Now this Barry, a quail, came a cropper He was chatting away about doing “fowl play” But misunderstood by a copper. So young Barry, a quail, Spent a spell in a jail, He roomed with a vulture called Frank. Time’s...

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Candle – A #smalltales entry

The battered old box was deep in the cupboard, steadfast as ever. He thrust the longest pair firmly into the old candlesticks and slid open the matches. He smiled knowingly as the bulbs all winked out, as they did every storm, accompanied by a series of sudden yelps that...

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PLETHORA

He brought his fist down so hard on his chrome desk that diamonds rattled off his iPhone case. “Bored?! ALREADY?!” “I’m sorry Sir-Z, people tire of them easy! What do you want us to do, update the music?!” They laughed as Jay-Z wandered towards the machine & pressed “VEND”....

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CAKE – A SmallTale

“Pan it, Tony!” cried Madeleine. Her husband swung the skillet at an intruder, who fell to the floor with a loud garache. It was a Dundee-d. “This is a bit rum, baba” Madeleine went down on all petits fours & tied the intruder up, ladyfingers pulling the rope torte. He...

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Squint

The waves never stopped hammering into the pebble beach, that was the injustice of it. They never faded into background noise, they never crept along the bay: it was always violent as if to taunt him. Well to hell with the waves, with the sea itself. He stared back...

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BREAKFAST – A Small Tale for #Smalltales

“I ain’t spillin’ the beans, pig, you’ll not get a sausage outta me.” “You think this is gonna go over-easy, Cherry? We’re hard-boiled detectives & we know you poached them eggs. You’re toast & there’s gonna be a JAMboree. A little PAIN aux REASON & you’ll start waffling on....

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Gutter – A Small Tale

They hauled him up on pulleys and ropes, in one foot increments. Inevitable really, this change of careers, after the accident. He was no longer cut out for office dronedom, his mind would wander and the sitting would ache. It’s not often one trips forward onto a low wall...

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Seigneur – For @literallygeeked’s #SmallTales

Jean De Carteret flourished his new cape and looked sheepishly into his coin purse. It was worth it, the tithes would recompense him for his extravagant cape purchases soon enough. A seigneur of a fiefdom must look the part, after all. He swept into his overlord’s hall with a...

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Letter – A #Smalltales for @LiterallyGeeked

She dances out onto the stage: Ringmistress of The Empty Page! Then, with a grin, the curtain parts, An alphabetter circus starts, Bumbling B’s with confet-T’s, Hurl custard π’s at clowning C’s, Dangerous D dismounts Tra-P’s, From lock & chain Ω’s free, In minor G the Ten R’s sing,...

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