Lip- Snacking Good #flashfiction #carrotranch

The boys are taking a break on their hunt for the mythic Carrot Ranch and reminisce…

‘Morgan, stop.’

‘I’m only eating crisps.’

‘It’s,like being in an aural hailstorm. Close your mouth.’

‘Oh, soz. I thought you wanted to ban snacking. That would be tough and a nasty reminder of



‘I was about fifteen, the head sent this memo about banning snacking. I was a bit of a lippy lout and wanted to protest, determined to stop it.’

‘It does seem harsh.’

‘Yes, well my class had to hold me back. I misread the memo. They were banning smacking.’

‘You weren’t popular.

‘Nope, they gave me a right old snacking for my pains.’

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is

September 24, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about snacking. It can feature crunchy snacks or creamy one. Who is snacking on what and why? How can you make this a 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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13 Responses to Lip- Snacking Good #flashfiction #carrotranch

  1. That is a bad mistake to make, Geoff.

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  2. V.M.Sang says:

    Haha. Love the story.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. JT Twissel says:

    Misreading can cause embarrassment – I do it all the time!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Blind and stupid! I rest my case ! 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Some confusion back then but sounds like Morgan had some sense snacked into him, or maybe not.

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