The Debts Of History #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is

July 1, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old photograph.” What is captivating about it? Where did it come from? How does it incite a story? Go where the prompt leads!

‘You a moment, Logan?’


‘You don’t know what I want.’

‘Let’s keep it that way.’

‘Yeah. Anyway, who’s that?’

‘Is that our leaving photo?’

‘Yep. I can’t remember who that boy is. Next to Snitch Peters.’

‘Gullible Poon.’

‘Not Gully. The other side.’

‘Kentish Gishpaster?’

‘No, that’s Kentish.’

‘Is it? I thought Kentish had one leg shorter that the other.’

‘He did, didn’t he? Always going in circles. No, the one with the squint. He set fire to Simple Sims pubes during double chemistry.’

‘Happy days. Why do you want to know?’

‘He still owes me a pound.’

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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11 Responses to The Debts Of History #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    Only that could be penned by you. Set fire to his pubes … incorrigible. Made me chuckle.

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  2. Ha. I love the names you come up with. I’d love to see that photo. 🙂


  3. Fantastic! Oh, always this remembrance, on the funniest things. Lol Have a beautiful weekend, Geoff. xx Michael


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Lol tightwad, long memory!


  5. Charli Mills says:

    Long memory to those who don’t grow up, lol! What escapades. I think that’s how those in the service stay sane.


  6. Norah says:

    Thanks for the laugh. We never forget those who owe us money, no matter how small the quantity. Why is that?


  7. Fabulous! This was a joy to read. I love how you pulled the old photo into the present with the direct interaction between characters. Great writing!


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