There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing #carrotranch #flashfiction

There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing

‘You ever wonder what dog food tastes like, Logan?’

‘Is this going somewhere?’

‘I saw an old advert, where some dog fooder was enriched with marrowbone jelly…’

‘Oh yeah. PAL.’

‘Okay, mate?’


‘If you can call me ‘pal’ then I…’

‘The dog food. It was called PAL. Prolongs active life.’

‘You’re seriously dull. Anyhoo, dog food. Must be good if it’s enriched.’

‘Doesn’t follow.’

‘If you enrich something it’s an improvement.’

‘What about enriching uranium?’

‘Anybody tries to itch my anium, then they’ll wish they stayed in school.’

‘Morgan, you’re a complete wassock.’

‘True, but anyway dog food?’

This was written in response to the latest Carrot Ranch Prompt here

January 10, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the idea of enrichment. Use many of its different manifestations or explore reasons why it matters to the character. 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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13 Responses to There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. No itching aniums in public, Geoff. Thanks for the laugh. 🙂


  2. Made me laugh. Thanks, Geoff.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Just give the man some kibble and no scratching! These two are endless laughs!

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  6. I may never be able to face the periodic table again and maintain a straight face. . .
    The lower mid-section has become a smirk-trap. Thanks for that Geoff.

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