ABOVE THE FUNKY MUNKY

Dorothy Hubbard lived above the Funky Munky cafe. She sat at the window worrying about her cat, Mr. Tubbs, who she hadn’t seen since the previous evening.

Across the corridor lived Professor Benjamin, a dour man who kept to himself. He worked at the university in the Natural Sciences department.

On the floor above lived Mr. and Mrs. Holdensmythe. He lived in apartment three, she lived in apartment four. This way their marriage could continue amicably. As they argued, a droplet fell from the ceiling and turned Mr. Holdensmythe’s glass of water a dark red colour.

Shy Marigold Tweddleberry lived on the top floor. She peered out the peephole in her door, hoping to catch a glimpse of the handsome boy who had just moved in.

Across the hallway, Timothy watched the blood pool on the floorboards as it dripped from the slit in Mr. Tubbs’ throat. He was looking forward to Professor Benjamin’s class on feline biology. He liked to impress Professor Benjamin, that’s why he had moved into the apartments above the Funky Munky cafe.

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© TJ Paris – thanks for the prompt TJ.

Flash fiction story run by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Write a story based on the prompt photo (above). Learn more here: FFfAW

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34 responses to “ABOVE THE FUNKY MUNKY”

  1. A very clever little snapshot into the lives of people who live there. Enjoyable take 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, enjoyed writing it and imagining what would be going on behind the windows.

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  2. I love the way it all links together via the various inhabitants. Very clever!

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    1. Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed!

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  3. OH no! Poor Mr. Tubbs! Sounds like he is going to be the specimen for the biology class about cats! Great story!

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    1. Yes, I feel sorry for Mr. Tubbs too! Thanks for kind comment.

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  4. Love the connections between the characters! Very clever 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jade, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  5. A story very cleverly woven, Iain! Although I have to say I’d think twice living in such place. XD

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    1. Thanks Maria, don’t think I would want to live there either!

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      1. Haha! I figured! XD

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    michael1148humphris

    I am jealous off the images you have delivered. Well done. Mike

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    1. Very kind, thank you.

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  7. Great flash piece. I like the structure and it definitely drew me in. I would have read more! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading and kind comment.

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  8. I love this story very much and now I am slightly afraid for the professor.
    What would happen if they needed a human specimen?
    Oh dear!

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    1. Yes, I get the feeling it’s not going to end well for the professor!

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  9. That was unexpected and scary. Phew! Poor kitty

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  10. Well, Timothy needs some help and it’s not with his natural sciences studies. Great little snapshots and a great way of building tension – that drop of red in the water was a super touch. Nicely done

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  11. this is one creatively weaved piece. poor cat. -_- great job!

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    1. Thank you, I enjoyed writing this one, and endless possibilities to continue this tale!

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      1. yeah!!! you can continue it! 😀

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  12. i imagined a cross section of the building as i read your lines and never expected sweet Timothy to be guilty of trying to impress with such ferocity! awesome piece of fiction but is it really then….

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  13. This was so clever! Really loved how you made all the connections… brilliant take! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Much appreciated and glad you liked it.

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  14. Very interesting read! Quite murdermystery-esque. Poor cat though. :/

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    1. Thanks Sonny, yes had a feel of an Agatha Christie story to it when I wrote it!

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  15. Oh dear! Someone’s dissecting Mr. Tubbs.

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  16. Wonderful to let the imagination run! I love a drama that includes lots of side-line dramas; such as this… each one a story on its own, really!
    Have you written for TV?

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, very kind comment. I haven’t written for TV but I do work in TV as an editor and studied film and TV, so I guess it comes through in my writing.

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  17. Nominated u for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check my blog.

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  18. How incredibly random. I used to be very involved with a cafe/bar.club called the Funky Munky in Camberwell, London. I almost bought it once too. Small world. I’m enjoying your writing.

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    1. Ha, it’s a small world after all. Thanks, enjoying yours too, giving me a good laugh 🙂

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