Conversational Gambits #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgandoamerica

‘These rocks are incredible…’

‘That woman’s talking to them.’

‘They were made from molten lava…’

‘Do you think she’s dangerous?’

‘Are you listening, Morgan?’

‘Aunt Maisie talked to her knitting. She’s bonkers.’

‘Forget the knitting. This is an agate, and…

‘Colin Airplane talked to his shoes.’

‘His shoes?’

‘He said it kept them pointing in the right direction.’

‘It doesn’t follow that he’s potty.’

‘Prince Charles talks to his trees.’

‘Ok, he’s the exception that proves the rule. Anyway I’d say she’s very sane, talking to her rocks.’

‘How’s that?’

‘Well, it stopped you talking to her, didn’t it?’

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

August 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about molten lava. It can be real-time, such as a volcanic event or the result of one in the geologic timeline. Or, think about making the prompt into a metaphor of heat. What is so hot? 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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12 Responses to Conversational Gambits #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgandoamerica

  1. JT Twissel says:

    I talk to my plants but they die anyway!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I talk to my teddy bears and they actually talk back 😃💜🤣💜

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Charli Mills says:

    To keep track of all the rocks, you gotta sort ’em somehow! Talking keeps the tourists at a safe distance, so I hear. I think these two are near. UP is big, though, lots of rock-nuts.

    Liked by 1 person

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