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Flash Fiction: The Gossip by Mark Tulin

The Gossip was first published in Friday Flash Fiction. Featured image by Beauty_of_Nature on pixabay.com.

~The Gossip by Mark Tulin~

Mel knew that Larry was a gossip. Up until now, Mel thought Larry’s blabbering was innocent. But everything changed once Mel became the subject of Larry’s malicious rumors.

“I thought I told you not to tell anyone about my triple-bypass, Larry. That’s private.”

“Oh, sorry, Mel. I thought it was common knowledge.”

The next day, Mel discovered that Larry had spread rumors that he was having marital problems.

Mel was furious.

Dave, another notorious gossip, asked Mel if it were true that Larry had erectile dysfunction.

Mel pondered the tantalizing question for a moment but knew that revenge wouldn’t be sweet.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

1 comment on “Flash Fiction: The Gossip by Mark Tulin

  1. Good one with a good redeeming quality.

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