How’s Your Mum? – 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…

How’s Your Mum?

Hi Liam, you look well. No.

It’s been a long time. No.

How’s your mum? That’s good, Bridge, start with his mum, he’s close to her.

How are your brothers? No. He’ll think I don’t care about him. But I can’t care too much, he isan ex.

I should have worn a dress. Men like dresses. Something floral, pretty. He used to like… the blue one, he liked the blue one. Too late now. This is OK. Smart casual. It’s not like we’ll be alone.

OK… hair nice? Yep. How he likes it… cascading, feminine.

At least there’ll be no small talk. No “What music do you like? What do you do for a living now?” We both know why we’re here.

Oh great, there’s Anna, only the cutest reporter on the planet. Should have gone with the blue dress – shows off the curves Anna doesn’t have.

Morning, Anna. You’re here early…

And we all know why. And of course she chose a dress, stuffed with chicken fillets by the looks of it.

Ooh, Tim. This should be interesting. As if I needed reminding how incestuous this business is.

Hi, Tim. Two cameras today – serious stuff. Probably going to be a long wait. He’s notoriously… Yes, I suppose you are.

Hi Liam. Good to see you too. How’s your mum?


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