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Fairytales

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Freja and Klara argued over everything. Today it was the bed they’d shared for over a decade. The mattress was too lumpy felt Klara as she tugged it off.

“I’m taking the fucker to the tip!”

Now, the tip was far far away and en route their car, an old Austin Princess, started to smoke. They bickered by the roadside until Freja (sensitive bladder) needed to pee so ducked behind a bush. And there she found three other mattresses!

They both agreed one more wouldn’t hurt.

And so they left it. The car cooled. And they headed to Mattress World.

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    Neville Hunt almost 3 years ago

    Terrific. You have such a wicked wit, Lisa.

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    Lisa Williams almost 3 years ago

    Thank you Nev. They do make me smile as I write them.

    Last fairy tale for a few weeks- Next month I'm doing an A-Z drabble a day story for Advent X

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    Drew Martyn almost 3 years ago

    I love the playful title :) I'll miss your fairy tales - a superb series - but I'm so looking forward to your A-Z.

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    Lisa Williams almost 3 years ago

    Thank you Drew- hope you enjoy - it's carrying on from a drabble on here that you liked so fingers crossed you will X

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    Drew Martyn almost 3 years ago

    Ooh that sounds interesting - but (if you don't mind me saying) as clues go, that's a pathetic clue, I've liked all your drabbles. ;) x

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    Lisa Williams almost 3 years ago

    Good point Drew...'Bubbles' (but now renamed) the one on a hill, toddler blowing bubbles, couple having impromptu picnic & storm approaching. Series called An affair in A-Z, each drabble starts with a different letter of the alphabet so almost certainly someone will be forced to play the xylophone at some point X

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