Kingdoms, Koalas and all that #carrotranch #morganandlogan

‘They’re updating Shakespeare’s Richard III. He’s no longer the baddy.’

‘A modern setting?’

‘I suppose.’

‘Somewhere with unspeakably awful politicians?’


‘They’re just called silly names like flymo. No, the US. You’ve warring houses, a King who’s

pretty bloody awful…’

‘He’s not got a twisted spine.’

‘His mind is pretty bent.’

‘You’d need to rewrite some of the language.’

‘The battle scene could be in front of the Lincoln Memorial, old Rughead on his knees pleading with Fox News for their help. “My kingdom for a cola.’

‘Unless it was in Oz. Then it’d be “my kingdom for a …’

This was written in response to the, frankly bizarre and challenging Carrot Ranch prompt this week…

July 11, 2019, prompt: “My kingdom for a koala!” In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a koala in a kingdom. You can create a character out of Norah’s koala and give it a Vermont adventure. Or you can make up a story however you want! Can you pull off a BOTS (based on a true story)? 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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25 Responses to Kingdoms, Koalas and all that #carrotranch #morganandlogan

  1. willowdot21 says:

    This is brilliant Geoff, I like the way you went. I had a side swipe at old rug head today. 💜💜


  2. This is a pretty cool response, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ritu says:

    Great take, Hs Geoffleship 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Love your clematis! I think our kingdoms would do better with koalas than some of the representatives we have now!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ha ha ha. Good one

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Cola! 😀 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. How do you say koala in Russian?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. JT Twissel says:

    That was a bizarre prompt! But you rose to the challenge. I can maybe see “my kingdom for a tortoise”

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Norah says:

    Good one, Geoff. I don’t know how I missed it before. I thought I’d captured all the koala stories. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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