Like Out of Space or Something – short fiction by MorgEn Bailey

The following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s larger short story collection (250 stories), Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection, available in eBook and paperback from Amazon  and Morgen’s online store where you can not only instantly download the collection but also purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Like Out of Space or Something

“Corr, who’s that?”

“Candy, Sindy, something like that.”

“Looks like a sweet doll to me.”

“You always were a joker, Frankie.”

“Where did she come from?”

“What do you mean? Like out of space or something.”

“No, Stan. You know, where’s she been before here?”

“I don’t know. Ask Eddie. Not from the village that’s for sure.”

“A newcomer, hey.”

“Oh, no.”

“What?”

“She’s married. See, a ring.”

“Oh yeah.”

“As if we had a chance anyway.”

“Half our age.”

“Quarter.”

“Speak for yourself.”

“OK, third then.”

“If she’s not from round here, where do you think?”

“I don’t know, Frankie. Foreign for sure.”

“Philippines?”

“Not quite.”

“Asian.”

“More so, yeah.”

“There’s Eddie.”

“He looks knackered.”

“Doesn’t he. Pub hours finally getting to him.”

“Just back from holiday isn’t he?”

“Thought I hadn’t seen him for a while.”

“Hey look.”

“What?”

“He’s wearing a ring too.”

“The sly old devil.”

“Eh?”

“He’s wearing a ring… she’s wearing a ring.”

“Lucky old git.”

“Mmm.”

“What?”

“Just thinking.”

“About?”

“Whether my passport’s up to date.”

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