Having Something in your Mouth – 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…

Having Something in your Mouth

“They’re how much?”


“What do you get for that?”

“The whole thing: a big starter kit with the machine, case, refills, liquids…”


“Nicotine, or something like it… herbal, I think.”

“Do they work?”


“It’s the having something in your mouth isn’t it?”

“Ooh er…”

“No, I mean… like I am with food.”

“I know, but you’re not that bad.”

“You’re the skinny one.”

“Because I smoke.”

“Why don’t you just give up?”

“It’s hard.”

“You’d save a lot of money. I have to eat, I just need to…”

“Be more sensible.”

“Like you with smoking. £70… fourteen packets ish…”

“Sounds a lot, doesn’t it.”

“Maybe speak to the chemist?”


“Although she’ll be biased because she’ll want to sell it to you.”

“Alright, back in a minute.”


“What did she say?”


“Oh. What did he say?”

“I don’t need it.”

“He told you that?”

“I didn’t ask.”

“Why not? You need something don’t you?”

“Got it.”

“Great! What?”

“His phone number.”


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