Bill and Trevor stared at the unwanted trailer and the selection of large orange oblate spheroids within it.

‘Who attaches a trailer to the back of a pickup anyway? How was I to know?’ Trevor moaned.

‘This time of year, apparently, it’s the local pumpkin farmer.’ Bill paused. ‘Hide the pickup in the back. We’ll need to get rid of the trailer.’

They drove the trailer to the waste ground under the flyover. Together they added some rubble to the trailer and heaved it over the embankment into the river.

After the initial splash they waited to make sure the trailer stayed underwater. One by one pumpkins bobbed to the surface until a group of them were floating along the river.

‘Happy Halloween,’ Bill said.

Far above them the local news helicopter, attracted by the pumpkin display on the water, zoomed its camera in on Bill and Trevor. That night they ran the story of the floating pumpkin display as their ‘And finally…’ piece.

The local pumpkin farmer saw it and made a call to the local police.


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© Yinglan

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story, in around 150 words based on the weekly photo prompt. For more information visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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