Foul Deeds #99wordstories #carrotranch #littletittweaking

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch is

April 4, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to explain “baby ducks ate my lunch.” How did that happen? Who is the protagonist? Where did the baby ducks come from? Go where the prompt leads!

Foul Deeds

Little Tittweaking’s local paper, The Devourer tended to the sensational. Headline’s such as Marchibanks Hazmat Made My Toes Radioactive and Alien’s Invaded My Breakfast were commonplace. When Dubious Pendragon, active in the Votes For Foul campaign that sought representation for the local minorities of waterbirds made the front page, it was a sensational report, quoting her as having said she had had the Mallards for lunch. She was livid, demanding an immediate correction. ‘I didn’t eat them,’ she fumed. ‘I invited their family for a chickweed pie and chat. Seeing the fledglings clean their plates was a delight.’

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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23 Responses to Foul Deeds #99wordstories #carrotranch #littletittweaking

  1. Erika says:

    That’s how rumors are created… lol

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Ewe posh new page , very nice, suits you sir!
    Yes as Erika says it just goes to show how bad runnours are started 💜

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  3. Chel Owens says:

    If she had, however, there’s plausible deniability…

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Ah … the double meanings!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. If she swings a punch……duck!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. noelleg44 says:

    Cotta watch that English – so easy to give the wrong impression!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Norah says:

    Hilarious as always, Geoff. Headlines can be misleading.

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