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Flash fiction is an umbrella term used to describe any fictional work of extreme brevity, including the Six-Word Story, 140-character stories, also known as twitterature, the dribble (50 words), the drabble (100 words), and sudden fiction (750 words)

“Okay! It’s done.”
“What did you say?”
“Stop that racket! Are you trying to beat the utensils out of shape or wash them?”
“Very funny!”
“Ahh! There you are. Don’t drip water all over the table.”
“Okay, okay!”
“Here! What do you think of this?”
“Ooooh. The comic strip!”
“Yep. How does it look?”
“I don’t have a nose!”
“You have one and I can see it clearly from where I am sitting.”
“And I am toothless too. Gawd. Did you have to give me such a wide grin? I look like a cartoon!”
“Excuse me. Wasn’t that the idea?”
“But…  Speaking of buts, I don’t even have a proper butt it seems. And why is Rufus Dufus looking all weird? As if he has mumps. His ears and tail are all wrong!”
“What?!!! Have you ever seen a comic strip in your life? I have had enough of this nonsense! If you don’t like it I’ll stick with…. “
“No, no, no no! I was kidding. I LOVE it.”
“Are you sure? I can create something new, with the baby and Rufus, you know…”
“Stop it. You know I was pulling your leg.  And you have to admit they do need pulling now and then. You are so very short!”
“Ha! Says someone who is two inches taller than I.”
“Never mind that. You know, I have always wanted to be immortalized in a comic strip.”
“Immortalized? Bwahahaha…”
“And I have my very own artist to do it for me..! I am a lucky husband indeed.”
“Enough of the butter, mister. Save it for the toast.”
“Breakfast is iddli-sambar darling, not toast.”

© Shail Mohan 2018