Come On Baby #carrotranch #flashfiction

It has been a while since we had the benefits of those two modern Day Incarnations of Wittgenstein and Kant, Mills and Hobbs, Descartes and…

….Morgan and Logan. But the Carrot Ranch is back prompting, so well, we will have to see how they are getting on. This week, we revisit a universal truth known to all children: they must have been adopted, because the alternative is too awful to contemplate.

‘Wassup, Morgan?’

‘Mum’s left Dad.’


‘He came back from that Jazz festival, turned all the lights on, got all frisky…’

‘Eeew, gross.’

‘Right? She asks what’s up, he says he’s high…’

‘Your dad!? How’d that happen?’

‘One chap brought cake. Dad asks what is it. According to Dad the guy said they’re not brownies but Dad had a bite, insisted they were and had six. Larry, Dad’s mate checks. They guy actually said “They’re pot brownies” by which time Dad’s on his way to light Mum’s fire.’

‘Sounds like you’ll have a sibling come spring…’

‘Or they’ll divorce…’

November 1, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a festival of lights. It can be any holiday, event or moment. Express the hope of light over darkness. Or use it to highlight injustice. Go where the prompt leads.

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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17 Responses to Come On Baby #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. Ritu says:



  2. I second Ritu. 😀

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  3. I always saw these two as being in their mid 50’s. Clearly I saw wrong!

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  4. Haha! Creative take on the prompt, Geoff.

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  5. ah – an idea is taking form. You already checked this out Geoff. Do you think I can plausibly blame my one dose of such a brownie on how I managed to get tied up with that gorgeous redhead in : ?
    This may be the out I’ve been looking for, because I would never – ever be so swept away otherwise. . .

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  6. Pingback: Festival of Lights « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  7. Norah says:

    That’s one way to light a fire. 🙂

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