I Hate Those Meeces To Peeces #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘Why the long face, Morgan?’                                                         

‘Aunt Annette is coming.’

‘Is she a tyrant?’

‘No. We have mice; she hates mice. She’ll flip if I say or if she sees one.’

‘Get a trap.’

‘Can’t. She’ll see it and know.’

‘You’re screwed then.’

‘Could she stay with you? She’s as quiet as a mouse.’

‘What if I’m phobic, too?’

‘Of mice?’

‘I’m not murophobic…’

‘… get you with the long words…’

‘… but I am syngenesophobic.’

‘Fear of aunts?’


‘Great, I’ll bring her round then.’

‘But I just said I’m sygenes…’

‘Sure, but she’s not your aunt, is she?’

This is written in response to the latest prompt from the Carrot ranch, here

March 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a mouse. It can be real, imagined, electronic or whiskered. 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.
This entry was posted in carrot ranch, creative writing, flash fiction, logan and morgan, morgan and logan, prompt and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to I Hate Those Meeces To Peeces #carrotranch #flashfiction

  1. So that’s all right then 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. haha! Good one, Geoff. Looks like Morgan solved the problem!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ha! Good one. And I learned some new phobias today!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jackie says:


    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ritu says:

    Made me giggle again 😅

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Heavens, those are real adjectives! I had to look ’em up!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Elizabeth says:

    When we got a new dishwasher it was clear that mice had been living happily behind it in the insulation. We live next to a very snobby town. Our repair man said he was told that they never have mice! Loved the wit here as always.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Charli Mills says:

    Aunt Annette, eh? These two gave me a new worry — I think I have phobophobia! But it’ll sort out in 99 words or so. Clever, Geoff!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Ah – well played Geoff. Didn’t see it coming at all – perfect!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Norah says:

    Very clever, Geoff. I’d like to say I learned some new words today, but I have no doubt I’ll forget them as soon as I close the page.

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.