Excuse Me? (flash fiction)



Excuse Me?


“What time does this store close?”

“Six pm I believe.”

“And where can the books on photography be found?”

“Over to the left, I think. That’s where the non-fiction section is.”

“Can you order books if they’re not in stock?”

“I think so.”

“You think so? You should know! Why are you rolling your eyes at me? I could go elsewhere.”

“You’re welcome to. I’m a customer here myself, and your questions are beginning to perplex me.”

“You should have told me you weren’t staff.”

“You shouldn’t have assumed I was.”


Joanne Fisher


Word count: 90 + prompt


This has happened to me. Someone assumed I was staff in a store and began asking me lots of questions.


This was written with the prompt perplex provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #147.


Today is the anniversary of the Mosque shootings in my city that killed 54 people. My thoughts this day are with the victims and their families and friends.



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Β©2020 Joanne Fisher




10 thoughts on “Excuse Me? (flash fiction)

  1. Happened to me. One person asked me how much for the key chain? I said 10000. She was just dumbfound. She shouted you are lying and I said when I sell a key chain I sell it at 10000, take it or leave it. True story. I still laugh.

    How you doing.😊

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