Balancing the Butts #carrotranch #thought

Charli Mills weekly prompt is this week

July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence. You can mend it, leave it, or explain its place in a story. Go where the prompt leads.

‘What are you doing, Morgan?’

‘Mending a fence.’

‘Who have you annoyed now?’

‘That’s a stupid expression, Logan. How does ‘mending a fence’ resolve a dispute? If you mend a fence, aren’t you just re-erecting some barrier?’

‘What if the fence is keeping something important in or dangerous out? Mending it would restore the balance.’

‘You know, the only reason you’d ever mend the bloody fence is to sit on it.’

‘There are times when you’re like a fence, Morgan.’

‘How so?’

‘If I spend much time with either of you, you both become a pain in the butt.’

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 two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. 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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22 Responses to Balancing the Butts #carrotranch #thought

  1. Ritu says:

    That was indeed a funny exchange 😍

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  2. Love these guys……….. 🙂

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  3. We have had two iconic ‘Kiwi Farmer’ types here – one a cartoon called Wal and the other a comedy persona known as ‘Fred Dagg’ black singlets, gumboots and so on……. This exchange put me in mind of those two. I think that’s more high praise……

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Fences are in need of frequent repair. Reminds me of that Frost poem about good fences making good neighbors.

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  5. Yvonne says:

    I’ve just finished your loving, honest tribute to your mother. It was just wonderful. May I adopt you, please?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    You fenced in a few different ideas in that one, Geoff. I was also thinking along the lines of a fence being a pain in the proverbial. 🙂

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  7. That made perfect sense to me. 🙂

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  8. Ha ha ha. Good fun.

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Fences for thought — yeah, why repair a barrier that separates? These two remind me of neighbors talking over a fence, resting elbows (and butts).

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