Friday Fiction: “Good Morning. Have You Used Pear’s Soap?”


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“Good Morning. Have You Used Pear’s Soap?”

Arnold had seen The Fly enough times to recognise the teleportation portals when he saw them. He’d never understood, watching the film, why nobody had tried experimenting with the molecule-melding properties of the technology…

Grandpa’s aversion to baths was legendary. Arnold ushered him into Portal One and handed him a bar of Pear’s. When Grandpa emerged from Portal Two, he certainly smelled better, having merged seamlessly with the soap.

If only Arnold had spotted the sneaky frog that had hopped inside Portal One as the door closed.

Grandpa’s tongue whipped out, snapping up a passing grasshopper.

‘Ribbett,’ he said, fragrantly.

(100 words)


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