Life In the Old Cliche #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

We’re back at the Carrot Ranch and being prompted to think about cliches. I wonder what the boys will make of that….


‘I think there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.’

‘British Airways are now digging a tunnel under the Atlantic?’

‘Ha ha, Logan. They’ve found a replacement plane and are preparing it. The engineers are prepping it and we should be good to go. Soon.’

‘Today? This week? Sometime before this diet of airport food fills me so full of chemicals I grow a third buttock?’

‘They hope today.’

‘You know, that wasn’t the light at the end of the tunnel.’


‘No, that was a British Airways numpty with a torch looking for somewhere to hide.’

January 21, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that rephrases “light at the end of the tunnel.” Think of how the cliche replacement communicates a hopeful ending and aligns with your character or 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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17 Responses to Life In the Old Cliche #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

  1. love that last line!

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  2. That BA line should be emblazoned on the side of the planes.

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Will they be staying at a nominated hotel for their ten days quarantine on their return?

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  4. Norah says:

    A tunnel under the Atlantic. Why not?

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    What’s up with British Airlines?

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    They might not get out of the US!

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  7. Pingback: Light at the End of the Tunnel « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  8. What did British Airways ever do to you?

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