Monday, 23 August 2010

Microfiction Monday #17

Susan at Stony River hosts this fun theme each Monday, so do pop over and read the others who have signed Mr. Linky. The rules are thus:

Every Monday Susan will post a picture for the subject of your story. Microfiction means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop's fables, comic strips, or even jokes: complete stories that can be told in under a minute. For this game, the limit is a tweetable 140 characters or fewer, including punctuation and spaces.
Here's today's picture and my contribution.

After his father’s death Peter discovered a secret amongst his papers.

Do his patients need to know?

He hadn’t actually qualified as doctor.


Anonymous said...

OMG the sins of the father. LOL Very well done and another twist that I didn't see coming. You are awesome with these :) Have a great week ahead :)

MorningAJ said...

I guess that depends on whether the figure in the background is an ex-patient!
Nice take on the picture.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Cue Twighlight Zone music!


Casdok said...

He should keep quiet!!
But makes you think :)

"K" said...

Oh no! Hush hush, what done is done and he is with god now...Ouch, is it hot or what?

clean and crazy said...

it also depends on how he was paid, back then i believe they used chickens and apples. which doesn't qualify as cash

Julia Smith said...

Is that one of his patients in the background...?

Pat said...

Oh, what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive. I'm just sayin....
Good one-unique take!

Valerie said...

Oh my ... grins ... I shall demand to see certificates next time I go to the surgery.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Thom, glad you enjoyed it. :)

You've got a point there Morning AJ!

LOL Cheers Scots Lass :)

I agree with you Casdok ;)

Yes hush, hush K

Mmmm that's a consideration Clean&Crazy!

I hope not Julia! LOL

Yes a tangled web indeed Pat

That's a good idea Valerie ;)

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Is the Secret Peter's or his Dad's. I am wondering if that is Dad in the Background.

This was good Akelamalu

anthonynorth said...

And not many are around to tell :-)
Enjoyed that.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a terrific one! Unfortunately, probably more truth than microfiction! Have a great week!


Deborah said...

Brilliant one ... very clever!!!

Akelamalu said...

Now that could be his father in the background Bill, well spotted. ;)

That's true Anthony

Thanks Sylvia :)

Why thankyou Deborah, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. :)

Ron said...

Ooooo...this one gave me chills!


I never see your endings coming. And that's what I LOVE about them!

Thanks for sharing, m'dear!

Happy Monday....X

Daryl said...

clever as always!

nitebyrd said...

Oh! How true this can be! LOL

secret agent woman said...

It could happen. And I'm not entirely sure I'd want to know after the fact!

Anonymous said...

I think the skeleton knows--was he a former patient, I wonder? Good one. Have a great week. Cheers.

Cloudia said...

strangely delightful

Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

John's comments said...

Can I sue? Is there money in it for me? My 140 is here

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: What they don't know won't hurt them...and him. Unless they happen to be one of his patients. wa-haha...ha.

later sweetie. xxx.

Akelamalu said...

I'm happy that my endings still come as a surprise to you Ron, that means I got it right!

Cheers Daryl :)

Unfortunately it could be true Nitebyrd :0

I don't think I would want to know either SAW

I guess the skeleton could be a former patient sylviamorice.

Thanks Cloudia :)

LOL I doubt you're old enough to be a patient John!

Yes, best keep mum I think Spiky ;)

G-Man said...

Loved this one AKE!!!

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, that is a tough one. If it was just a technicality on his license what the heck, if he did a good job! :)


Quilly said...

No. Dad can't be prosecuted. No reason to ruin his memory -- providing he encourages all the patients to seek a new doc immediately.

KB said...

He should put that info back in the closet with the skeleton.

Mine’s here.

Akelamalu said...

So pleased you enjoyed it
G-man x

That's true Jannie

I agree with you Quilly

I think that would be the best option KB ;)