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…


“Well, well, well…”


“He’s at it again.”


“Old Fred.”

“Oh, Harry. Leave him alone.”


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

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


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


“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.”


“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.”


We'd love you to leave a comment, thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.