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Fiction Shorts word of the day: Gallon

Colleen Millsteed
Fiction Shorts
Published in
May 19, 2024

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Mother and Son holding a conversation at the dining table.
Image courtesy of Pixabay

“Hey Mum, can I ask you a question?” Allan asks.

“Sure honey, what do you want to know?”

“At school today the teacher was telling a story but I was running late and missed the start of her narrative. Something about a gallon, whatever that word means.”

Mum chuckles. “I’m not surprised you’ve never heard that before Allan. Your teacher must be quite old to be throwing it around. It’s how they measured things back in the day, things like petrol. For example, there’s almost 4 litres to a gallon, if that helps. Oh boy, now I’m showing my age.”

This Drabble has been written in response to Fiction Shorts’ word of the day.

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Colleen Millsteed
Fiction Shorts

Top Writer in Poetry. I’m a Finance Manager with a love of both numbers and words.