Here there be dragons...

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Flash Fiction 26 - Secrets Revealed

Shortest flash ever! Or at least from me *g* Let me know what you think :)

Thanks for reading!


"Excuse me," the woman addressed me, "my daughter wants to know if you're a pirate?"

"Only on the weekends and alternate Wednesdays," I answered, straight-faced as my girlfriend smirked beside me. The little girl's eyes grew wide as she exclaimed excitedly to her mother.

"A pirate?" Julia asked me as the woman and her child continued on their way.

"I'm sorry I didn't tell you earlier," I apologized. "I didn't think you'd approve," I said with a grin.

"And here I thought you were playing poker with the guys," she joked.

"Well that would be the more plausible explanation." I put my arm around her as we continued on down the street, the random encounter quickly forgotten other than the odd time it amused Julia to joke about it. But every time she did I had to wonder... How did the child know?


Nice dialogue, but I'm also wondering how children would know he's a pirate.


This theme is simply matchless :), it is interesting to me)))


I liked it - cute and builds a good relationship be tween reader and the pirate -


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