Chore Bores #carrotranch #flashfiction #morganandlogandoamerica

This week Morgan and Logan are still traversing the States and butting up against the Language

‘Morgan, can you pick up your clothes? This place is a sty.’

‘Yes, mom, I’ll get right onto my chores.’

‘I know we’re in the States and I said we should embrace their culture, but in what world does ‘culture’ encompass their bastardised version of English?’

‘Hey, who yanked your tail?’

‘Everyone wishing me a good day and not meaning it.’

‘Like you always say you’re sorry and you don’t mean it.’

‘That’s different. Anyway we don’t do ‘chores’, any more than we do yard work.’

‘You liked it when that blonde said you had a cute accent…’


This weeks prompt at the Carrotranch is

October 15, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about chores. It doesn’t have to be a western ranch chore; it can be any routine task. 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 Chore Bores #carrotranch #flashfiction #morganandlogandoamerica

  1. Ritu says:

    Funny! 💜

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  2. Darlene says:

    What would you say instead of chores? I can see that yard work could be gardening but I can´t think of another word for chores, which we had to do every day on the farm.

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  3. In the house before the Brixton one, we had to do DTs – Domestic Tasks. I still call them that in my head! There was a diary kept by the house owner with a rota in it. Also for cooking, although you volunteered for that.

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  4. Norah says:

    Yeah, it’s funny how we have to translate depending on where we are or the origin of the work. We used the word ‘jobs’ too, and if it was tedious and boring and we’d rather be doing something else, we’d say it was a chore. Perhaps that’s why they cut to the chase and called it ‘chores’ in the US.

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