Sunday short short story: Idiosyncratic by Morgen Bailey

Posted every Sunday, the following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s shorter short story collection, FLASHES,  available in e-book from Morgen’s online store where you not only get the best price but can either instantly download the collection or purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Idiosyncratic

“Well, well, well…”

“What?”

“He’s at it again.”

“Who?”

“Old Fred.”

“Oh, Harry. Leave him alone.”

“What?”

“He’s just old. You always have to find fault.”

“Mavis, I tell you, he’s up to no good.”

“Why?”

“It’s his green bin. He’s stuffed it full of lemonade bottles.”

“So?”

“Well, it’s not right.”

“Ours is full of wine bottles; that’s worse surely?”

“He’s idiosyncratic.”

“What’s that?”

“Quirky. Odd.”

“You’re like a walking dictionary, Harry.”

“And that’s what you love about me.”

“If you say so. Listen, come away from the window. He’ll see you and think you’re idio-whatsit.”

“Syncratic.”

“Yes. I still don’t see what’s so odd about drinking lemonade at his age.”

“That’s the thing though, Mavis, from the way he’s struggling to move them, he’s not drinking them, they’re all still full.”

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