Earth To Great-Uncle Parfitt #carrotranch #prompt #loganandmorgan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is

April 22, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about earthing. Put a character’s hands, feet or body and soul into the earth. Who needs recharging? What happens between the interaction? Go where the prompt leads!

‘You look chipper, Morgan.’

‘I’ve got my allotment at last.’

‘I thought you’d been banned.’

‘That was a misunderstanding. His cardigan was a known fire risk.’

‘I’ve never understood the attraction.’

‘Oh it’ll be grand. Hands in the soil, reconnecting with nature…’

‘That’s exactly it. The soil. Goodness knows where it’s been.’

‘It’s great for mental and physical well-being. It’s called Earthing.’

‘We can agree that earthing is essential.’

‘We can?’

‘Anyone who witnessed Great-Uncle Parfitt flying across the kitchen when he tried to fix his electric egg cosy would attest to the benefits of sound earthing.’

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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18 Responses to Earth To Great-Uncle Parfitt #carrotranch #prompt #loganandmorgan

  1. Norah says:

    Earthing is definitely important in that case. I hope Great-Uncle wasn’t returned to earthing too soon.

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  2. barbtaub says:

    Now I’m really scared. My mind must work like yours because electricity is the first thing I thought of when I heard the word earthing.
    Is this faux-Geoff condition fatal? Should I be self-medicating?

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  3. Great-Uncle Parfitt always was a bit of a live wire!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. davidprosser says:

    Only your mind would have provided such a punchline Geoff. Brilliant
    Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Can’t wait to hear about Morgan’s misshapen veg! 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hahahahaha. Thanks, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. JT Twissel says:

    Sounds like he got recharged all right!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Charli Mills says:

    Troubling when gardening leads to fires!

    Liked by 1 person

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