Quiz Night #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli has a cunning prompt this week

May 25, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a that includes the word longhorn. You can go with any of its meanings or make it a name of a person or organization. Cheese or cattle, technology or place, what can you create from the western icon? Go traditional or new; go where the prompt leads.


I’m in Bristol for a few days so here’s my flash, in an, um, flashHere’s my flash…

Mary smiled at Paul. ‘One more round.’

He affected a sigh, ‘If I’d known the booze was shit, I’d have babysat…’

‘Harry doesn’t understand wine.’ She glanced at their team captain.

‘Ok so who knows about Americana? Paul, you’ve been to the States. You’ll be good at this. Odd man out. Which isn’t a Longhorn? A cow, a cheese, a basketball team and a steakhouse?’

Paul grinned then shook his head.

‘Well? Share your ideas Paul. I’m sure we’ll all be grateful.’

‘Sounds like the name of a male porn star.’

Mary sighed. Paul wouldn’t be invited again.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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10 Responses to Quiz Night #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. ‘Male porn star’. Love it!

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! Great fun with the flash, Geoff! Have a safe trip!

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  3. Norah says:

    Ha! What a clever take. I’m with Paul (with my eyes closed!) 🙂

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  4. Yeah. This sounds about right. I’d expect nothing less from you, my friend. 😉 (I can just see Mary…)

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  5. HAHAHA! I agree with Paul. Hilarious, Geoff! 🙂

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