zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzFred Lion was a very successful businessman. His first job was delivering pizzas on a bicycle. A few years later he was carrying valuable jewellery and rare artworks around the country. Then he started his own company, Flion, personally flying items of extreme value worldwide. Before long, he had his own private jet in which to carry his priceless cargo. A bike to a plane in twenty years.

Last year he landed his biggest job ever, moving diamonds across the globe. He never arrived at his destination. He, his plane and the consignment just disappeared. Lost at sea the experts concluded.

The other day a Flion safe-case washed up on Brighton beach. Finders-keepers thought the excited person who discovered it. When he eventually forced it open, instead of his fortune he discovered a shrivelled pizza.

In a magnificent mansion on a faraway tropical island, Frederico Leone laughed, switched off the international news and poured champagne. ‘What would you like for supper sir?’ asked his servant.

‘A Hawaiian, fully loaded,’ he replied, ‘for old times sake’.

Word count 174

photo-20181008154652163Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, and Wildverbs for the photo. Get well soon PJ!


23 thoughts on “FFfAW

  1. Abhijit Ray Oct 9, 2018 / 13:48

    Fred Lion moved up and up on success ladder and finally vanished. Why is he eating Hawaiian Pizza for dinner, when is a filthy rich person? I guess old habit die hard!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 10, 2018 / 08:59

      He’d just seen the news item about the missing safe-case being found with the pizza he’d left in it for a joke and thought it to be a fitting meal! Thanks Abhijit


  2. hilarymb Oct 9, 2018 / 20:33

    Hi Keith – I sure hope Fred can find enough to occupy himself on his island – his mind obviously does lots of wandering – while his servant can conjure up some pizzas … but a delightful tale – cheers Hilary


  3. JS Brand Oct 9, 2018 / 21:41

    Another cracker Keith. I’d love to know where your ideas come from.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. michael1148humphris Oct 9, 2018 / 22:35

    I smiled at him ordering a pizza, spot on story


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