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Doc Is In

for L.C. Schäfer's Fucked Up Fairytales - An Unofficial Challenge

By Christy MunsonPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 2 min read
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Doc Is In
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Doc entered his office, placed his coffee mug on his desk, and slumped into his chair. "Gretel," Doc spoke into the intercom. "Send him in."

Bashful took a seat on the couch. "I love her, man. Seriously. That black hair. Those blue eyes. That perfect skin, like porcelain, man. I mean it, Doc. I love her."

Doc probed, "You say Snow doesn't even know your name?" Bashful teared up, pouring his face into his hands and nodding fervently. "And how does that make you feel?"

"How does that make--" Always, the same question. "Don't you believe me?"

"It's not a question of whether I believe you, Bash. The question is, do you believe you?"

Bashful didn't let the door hit him on his way out.

*

"Gretel," Doc pressed the button. "Send them in."

Three Little Pigs walked in.

The first cased the joint. Nothing. Not one damned *&^%* thing!

The second smiled, spotting Gorilla glue, which Doc had used to seal a crack in his coffee mug.

The third walked in and sat right down. "Let's get this over with, shall we?" He and his brothers had a business to run after all.

Doc leaned in. "How can I help?"

"I'm worried about my brothers. This one," said the third pig, pointing at his first brother, "has anger issues. He huffs all the time."

"And this one," he said of his second brother, "does drugs." The words hung in the air. "How he puffs and puffs!"

"And how does that make you feel?"

*

After lunch, Doc placed a call. Long distance. Gretel was great and all, but unreliable. She wouldn't talk about her eating disorder, which was fine. Wasn't Doc's client. But all that and brother issues? Spelled trouble, with a T, and that rhymed with P, and that got Doc thinking.

"Hey, girl," Doc said into the receiver. "How you doing?" A child screamed in the distance. "You get tired of hanging out in a shoe all day, you give me a call."

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Word count: 366

Inspired by and written for L.C. Schäfer's Fucked Up Fairytales - An Unofficial Challenge

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Copyright © 04/11/2024 by Christy Munson. All rights reserved.

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  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    Cleverly done...had to read it twice to get the ending...great twist there.

  • ROCK about a month ago

    This was so good; I loved it!

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    This is clever, gritty and grinning.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Hahahahahahahhahaha was that the woman who lives in the shoe that has too many children and doesn't know what to do? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Loved your crossover story!

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