Jay Hubbell #carrotranch #microhistory

Jay Hubbell was famous: congressman, judge, mining advocate. He was well-liked, a considerate family man and generous benefactor. But Jay carried a terrible secret. His beard was possessed by a malignant spirt, Orifice the Odiferous who would release odours so unutterably foul that Jay often despaired. If Jay ever attempted so much as a trim the gases realised rendered him unconscious.

Finally the mines did for them both. While on a visit to watch the testing of a new safety lamp, Odiferous released a maleficent miasma. The ensuing explosion set back the development of safety lamps by years.

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is

July 4, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using your choice of microhistory from Keweenaw National Historic Park. Be historical, funny, or flagrantly fictional. Choose a character, time, place, or event. Be as creative as you want in telling the story (for those doing serials, how can you meld this into your own storyline?). Go where the prompt leads!

My chosen micro history is Jay Hubbell, here

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 three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. 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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17 Responses to Jay Hubbell #carrotranch #microhistory

  1. Ritu says:

    Great Geoffletastic take!

    Like

  2. arlingwoman says:

    Odiferous, the Malign Influence!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Only in Geoff world….
    πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Better than real life πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  5. JT Twissel says:

    Half man, half skunk hey?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    What a laugh. Thanks, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

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