Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday Flash Fiction - Burpengary

Gary drank almost an entire 2-litre bottle of Coke. That was a mistake, especially before his big job interview. As the prim, thin woman sat across from him in her neat business suit, he could feel a familiar gurgling in his stomach. Sweat broke out on his forehead and he pinched his lips tightly together.

Then he realised the interviewer had asked him a question. Gary thought to himself, "maybe if I relax just right, I can burp it out quietly". He took a deep breath and sat up straight, but when he breathed out, instead of a quiet, unnoticed exhalation of CO2, his body betrayed him and he belched the whole 2 litres of the gas forcefully at the interviewer whose wide-eyed stare of shock told Gary everything he needed to know about his chances of being hired.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Just a short, silly piece this week, though still part of the Brisbane series.
PPS - I left it a bit late.

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