A lad at the yard sale

Margaret stood on the lawn, people watching. Some she knew. Some she didn’t. She’d been watching one lad for a while now. He’d taken a particular interest in her extensive assortment of lamps.

He had walked alongside the table two or three times, stroking his chin thoughtfully and stopping every now and then to choose a lamp and polish it.

At the third lamp, Margaret could no longer hold her tongue. She marched over, placed a hand on his shoulder and told him that every item in the house clearance had been cleaned and scrubbed.

“Hi” he said, “I’m Al.”

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Submitted for Friday Fictioneers photo prompt. See if you can write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words.

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22 thoughts on “A lad at the yard sale

  1. liz young says:

    A lad IN the yard sale? good one.

  2. Dear Mr. Binks,

    Almost spewed my coffee on that one. The elusive genie again. Fun pun.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. znjavid says:

    Had he lost his lamp?

  4. Oh, very good, Mr. B!! I’ll add in yours to the “Best Funny Story List” for the week. 🙂

    janet

  5. Cute cute cute! Love surprises…well done! Bad genie….he he he! 🙂 (good genie?)

  6. Looking for a new home? Good one.

  7. Rajlakshmi says:

    Ahaa searching for a genie. Brilliant.

  8. Sandra says:

    🙂 I can’t think of a pun, they’ve all been done.

  9. Great surprise ending! I liked it very much.

  10. Nan Falkner says:

    A lad in the story about lamps – good one and clever! Thanks! Nan

  11. Very nice… Al knows how to rub a lamp the right way.

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