Fi50This month’s prompt from Bruce Gargoyle’s Fiction in 50 challenge is…  Contradiction in Terms

I must admit I had a lot of difficulty with this.  You could call it lack of inspiration, or poor appreciation of figures of speech, or whatever… but eventually I came up with this, not really fiction, but inspired by my nature writing course at the weekend (more of that in coming weeks).

It’s 50 words – as the Fiction in 50 challenge should be 🙂

Fresh Out

It’s fresh out today.  Typical north Norfolk coast – sun and wind: tee shirt weather for our picnic in the sheltered dunes; fleeces, windproofs and woolly hats for the beach walk.

“Any bread rolls and tomatoes today?” I asked the lady in the village store.

*Sorry,” she replied. “We’re fresh out.”

#Fi50 for May 2015
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8 thoughts on “#Fi50 for May 2015

  • 20 May, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I’m having trouble drawing inspiration for this month’s prompt too, so don’t feel bad. You’re story reminds me of photos I’ve been seeing of a friend’s Irish holiday. In the photos they’re all rugged up in winter Woolies and I’m thinking, “Isn’t it supposed to be Spring there now?”

    • 20 May, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      When I was preparing to go to the Arctic I was thinking “I wonder how much colder it is than the Norfolk coast?”. I reckon I only needed one (thick) layer more than you need on the Norfolk coast!

  • 20 May, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    This sounds familiar for Scotland too! Today, I am carrying two extra layers. I liked your story and the play on the phrase “fresh out”.

    • 20 May, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks, Anabel. I generally wear less on holiday on Mull than I do when visiting the coast here – it’s mainly down to the wind, and the straight lines it travels in 🙂

  • 20 May, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    That works! And I live in another place where summer is seldom short-and-tees weather.

    • 20 May, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Ah, yes. All that fog!

  • 21 May, 2015 at 2:14 am

    So I feel bad to tell you I’ve been swimming for three weeks – water is 80 + and the sun is warm to hot! It’s why we moved here…
    Anyway, I liked your take on contradiction in terms!

    • 21 May, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thanks, Noelle! The hardy souls have been swimming down in Cornwall, but our coast doesn’t really warm up till into July. The North Sea will still be swimmable in early November, since it holds the heat long after summer’s gone. Compensation!

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