Batshit Bonkers #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills prompt this week is 

April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.

Belfries (Other Boxes Are Available) Or The Fine Art Of Cricket

‘Logan, explain cricket, will you? It’s driving me bats.’

‘Why, Morgan?’

‘My boss is taking me, ok.’

‘Right, you have two teams, ok?’

‘Uh huh. Got it.’

‘The team tosses a coin to see who bats…’

‘Bats? They’re the flying ones?’

‘No, moron, they’re wooden. So, one team bats. The batsman goes out to bat. He’s in until he’s out when he comes in until everyone’s out, and then they all go in to try and get the others out. You ok, Morgan. You look pale…’

‘It’s… someone mentioned ducks? Is that as well as bats or instead of ?’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. 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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26 Responses to Batshit Bonkers #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. janmalique says:

    The intricacies of cricket do the same thing to me…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. LucciaGray says:

    Cricket’s a mystery to me too😂 where fue the Duch a come from?


  3. willowdot21 says:

    I know how Morgan feels 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ha! Most sports sound that way to me, Geoff. Thanks for the lunchtime laugh. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I had no clue about the scoring system in cricket and have even less now! 🤣🤣

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  6. Ritu says:

    I think they drove him batty!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ah cricket! ❤ The only game I do understand ❤

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  8. So glad you explained this game to me, Geoff, and it only took 99 words. It is a game, right?

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  9. Anabel Marsh says:

    I totally empathise with Morgan and, it would seem, so does everyone else.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! I’m afraid I’m a bit like Morgan when it comes to cricket.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Norah says:

    Love it, Geoff. I know you love cricket. You’ve done an equal to “Who’s on first”. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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