Flapping Heck #carrotranch #shortfiction #morganandlogan

Charli Mills is back with a new carrot ranch prompt

January 7, 2021 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the contrasting prompts butterfly and stones. The two can be used in any way in your story. Go where the prompt leads!

‘Oh no, bloody buskers.’

‘We’re going home. Stop being a misery.’

‘I wouldn’t mind if they were any good. Less the Stones, more the Gravel. The

aural equivalent of grit in the ears.’

‘Didn’t you ever aspire to be something creative? Play an instrument, write a book?’

‘I painted a butterfly once.’

‘There you go, Logan. Yours could be a new school.’

‘Oh sure. My art teacher, Fosdyke, told me if it flapped its wings, the only wind it would whip up would be of the flatulent sort.’

‘You just needed encouragement.’

‘Or talent.’

‘That’s our flight being called…’

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 Flapping Heck #carrotranch #shortfiction #morganandlogan

  1. Norah says:

    Well done, Geoff. I think Logan needs some encouragement – and a new teacher. The current one should be in comedy, not teaching. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  2. V.M.Sang says:

    Well done, Geoff.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Are they on their way home 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The stinky wind of butterfly wings. Only you could come up with that one. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Now that’s a fright — flatulent butterflies! I think D.’s Pepe Le Pew would approve of such art.

    Liked by 1 person

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