When Spring Is In The Air #carrotranch #morganandlogandoamerica

Morgan and Logan have been wandering around the American side of the Great Lakes for a while, trying to find the Carrot Ranch. But it’s spring, they’re in no hurry and there’s always a bar and a beer to distract them, and Morgan is becoming philosophical (Logan might say maudlin)…

‘Life is good, Logan.’


‘Sitting here, by the lake, sipping beer and chillin’.’


‘There’s the view, the spring bursting all around. Friendly people, the food is good…’


‘Ok, but it’s not all burgers and fries…’


‘Sorry. I’m going native. Chips. Even if we never reach the Ranch, we’re enjoying the journey. It’s all about the experience. Even you and me…’


‘Our friendship. This trip is our spring, like those flowers, emerging from hibernation, budding, ready to burst…’

‘Morgan, if you are building up to calling us blossom buddies, I will have to kill you…’

This was written in response to this week’s prompt from the #carrotranch

July 2, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the word blossom. You can use the word as a noun or a verb, or even as a name. How does it fit into your story? Go where the prompt leads!

And a little shout for fellow rancher Anne Goodwin and her collaboration with Charli to create an online event at the Buxton Fringe festival this July 17th. Click here for Anne’s explanation of the event and click the image for a link to the landing page at the ranch to join in the zoom call and find out about the joys and benefits of 99 word fiction.

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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17 Responses to When Spring Is In The Air #carrotranch #morganandlogandoamerica

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Is Charlie aware that these two old farts are heading her way 😵💜💜

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  2. arlingwoman says:

    Hmmmm….them carrots, up that far north, shouldn’t be too hard to find now…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erika says:

    Oh, well! LOL! I have this picture in my mind now of those blossoming buddies… haha.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’m wondering if Charli has plans to move ………

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Blossom buddies bonding over burgers and fries. What an image of these two. Thanks for sharing the Buxton event which I originally erroneously dubbed the Buxom event. The organizers had to tell Anne to tell that Yank it was B-u-x-t-o-n. You sure these characters are going to be okay if they make it to the Ranch?

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