Size Matters #carrotranch

Storm Windows’ fame was legendry. Her ‘they shall not pass’ attitude protected the Empire from the evils winds that swirled around the Universe. She pacified Arturo V, negotiated a truce with the Phrngg, despite mistakenly calling their leader a shriveled turd throughout their discussions and battled countless animal vegetable and mineral enemies across a multitude of galaxies. First to enter a black hole, she redirected comets for fun and spent a sabbatical cleaning an event horizon. But nothing defined her like her death. Exiting hyperdrive, she mis-scaled the return to reality and splattered the Starfleet across a badly-hung fly-screen.

this week’s carrot ranch prompt is

November 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using storm windows. It can be literal on a house, but also consider other portals, even spaceships or submarines. Can you make it into something new or build a story around something historical? 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 Size Matters #carrotranch

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Err? Really , was it an accident? 💜💜

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  2. Haha, Geoff. Full marks for original use of the prompt word.

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  3. Feeling like going where no writer has gone before, do we?

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  4. Ritu says:

    Definitely went in your Geoffle direction there! 🤣

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  5. gordon759 says:

    Do I detect a hint of a galactic hitchhiker

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    “nothing defined her like death” – a most intriguing notion. Aren’t storm windows supposed to be about not dying? ; )

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    How well you define the universe and one who spent a lifetime navigating it only to miscalculate the safety net. Your imagination and humor intersect!

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