by Nick Allen

Elizabeth draws a card, looks concerned.
“How old is your daughter?”
“Seven,” says the young woman.
“Listen, you must be sure she can swim before her ninth birthday. Do you understand?”
The young woman pushes £30 into Elizabeth’s hand, rushing to leave.
Elizabeth smiles. That line always works.

Nick Allen is a mental health nurse living and working in Manchester. He is a member of a local creative writing group and also participates in an online writers group.

  1. #1 by Anonymous on September 24, 2008 - 6:43 pm

    Very interesting Nick. Cleverly wrote.Left me wanting more.

  2. #2 by Anonymous on September 25, 2008 - 1:20 am

    Short, but packed a great story. I knew those fortume tellers were full of it. Great read man.

  3. #3 by Anonymous on September 25, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Thanks for the feedback folks.


  4. #4 by Bob Jacobs on September 28, 2008 - 2:46 pm

    Great flash, Nick.


  5. #5 by Anonymous on September 30, 2008 - 8:31 pm

    Thanks for commenting Bob

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