Friday Fictioneers – The Culture Clash


“A stunning juxtaposition of life’s choices,” proffered Tarquin Pumpernickel.

“Oh indeed. Who’s the artist Tarqy?” drooled Jocelyn Cumberbatch.

“Seems to be an unnamed piece. All adds to the mystique” he nodded, sagely.

The art lover’s musings were suddenly shattered by the disturbing presence of a full bodied, whiskey fuelled belch. Turning to protest they were confronted with the brusque, unshaven scruffiness of local builder Billy-Bob Hempton.

“Excuse us ladies,” said Billy-Bob, as he signalled for his young apprentice to reverse their rusty 4×4 onto the grass.

“Damn kids, if they steal any of my doors again I’ll swing for ’em,” spat Billy-Bob, as he brushed past a crestfallen Tarqy.


This is my entry into this week’s 100 word challenge over at Friday Fictioneers.

30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Culture Clash

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks for commenting. With regards to ‘fuelled’, every UK English spellchecker I have access to has it with a double l. Think this must be an example of a US-UK difference in spelling.

  1. zookyworld

    A fun, funny contrast in characters here, and the appreciation (or not) of an accidental (or purposeful) arting. Those “damn kids” better be careful to not let Billy-Bob catch them!


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