Friday flash: Neat freak

Neat Freak

Once upon a time, there was an organized young woman. She always brushed and flossed twice a day, precisely at 7 o’clock. Every dish was washed and put away immediately after being used. Her closet was organized both alphabetically (the shoe styles) and by color (everything else). And, of course, her taxes were always filed by 5 p.m. on January 31 (earlier if she had all the paperwork).

Her neighbors muttered and moaned. “She makes us all look bad.” But what could they do? An audit wouldn’t faze this woman. There must be something! They labored to summon a demon, a fairy, anyone who could help them.

Which is when my muse stepped in and said, “Clearly a fictional character. No one will ever miss her,” and fed her to the kraken in the basement.

The neighbors celebrated their freedom from feeling inferior . . . until they realized that if she was fictional, then so were they. Like Douglas Adams’s God, they disappeared in a puff of logic.


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Why yes, I am still working on my taxes.

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  1. Heh, heh,heh. That’l learn ’em.

    This reminded me of a movie called, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, with Will Ferrell. Normally Will annoys the hell outta me, but he really shone in this one. It didn’t hurt that Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhall also starred in it!

    • I remember that when I watched this movie, there was some glaring plot hole that bothered me — but now I can’t think what it was! πŸ™‚

  2. Hahahahahaha! What a fabulous little story. I love it.

  3. *snort* Can’t ever have perfect characters. Although, now that I think about it, she did have a flaw. CDO. πŸ™‚

  4. haha! What a funny piece of flash fiction to start off a Monday morning πŸ™‚ Thanks!


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