Monday, April 29, 2019

Y - Yak #AtoZChallenge

My A to Z Challenge: Micro fiction, using 300 words or less, inspired by selected words along with a photo for inspiration. The words were chosen in reverse order from this lesson plan page.
(For example, for the letter A it was the 26th word on the list, for Z it was the 1st word on the list)

"Do you know what he said next? No? Well, let me tell you..."

Blah, blah, blah. This man is can yak more than any woman I know. I really need to finish my shopping. Why won't he give me my cane back?

"Can you believe it? I couldn't stand it anymore. I had to tell him..."

My legs hurt. I shouldn't have come this way. Blah, blah, blah. How can one person yak for so long?

"Then she smacked him and he fell backwards in the chair. Can you believe it? Her, such a sweet, tiny thing. Knocked him flat over." He threw his head back and laughed.

"I really-"

"Yup, then when he got up she told him he was drunk and should go home. Oh, did you hear about..."

I can't get a word in edgewise. I need to rip my cane out of his hand and leave. I shifted my shopping bag to my other arm and reached for my cane.

"Oh, wait, there's more..."

Can't I just smack him? Yak, yak, yak. And they say old women are the gossips.

"But don't tell anyone. I was sworn to secrecy. Oh, did you know old Widow Johnson is trying to hook me. Yup, she thinks I'm a catch. Brought me over a blueberry pie the other day."

"I really need-"

"She's a bit old for me though. But she's a good cook. Then again, there's always..."

"John! I need to-"

"She's a peach though. Grand-girls are sweet. But you can't take them fishing. Not that I can do much of that anymore. My hip pains me..."

"JOHN! I have to leave NOW!" I tugged my cane away from him.

"Huh? You say something? Forgot my hearing aids today."


  1. ... and then they ask a question and you respond and (duh) suddenly the conversation is going again. Home way too late last night after talking with friends.

    1. It does seem to happen that way, doesn't it? LOL! Thanks for stopping by, Erin.

  2. He deserved a whack with the cane too. There are people like that :D

    The Multicolored Diary

    1. Believe me, I was tempted to write that in...LOL!

  3. Wasn't sure which one to feel more sorry for. With that ending, guess he gets the sympathy and she gets the empathy.

  4. That's really good - the last line left me with a big smile on my face!

    My final Children's Story - for now!

  5. HA - when I saw the title, I thought you would be writing about a yak.

    1. So did I - and I tried but just couldn't come up with anything. Then thought about talking...phew!

  6. I see... my future! I married a very social person, which I am not.
    Ironically, my parents are the reverse.

    1. You gave me a giggle....and I'm in the same boat. Hubby is much more extroverted than I and can talk to anyone about anything. Me? I'd rather sit back and observe.


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