And On And On… #99wordstories #carrotranch

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

April 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about never ending. You can hyphenate never-ending or write an example of a story that never ends. What is endless and why? Go where the prompt leads!

And On and on…

Tendentious Illomen lived to ninety. He never stopped arguing. Even dead, his hectoring continued, through a series of calls from an unknown number, each one a recorded blast of familiar abuse. Tendentious, buried in the family mausoleum had a phone, connected to a solar panel that never stopped calling. Little Tittweaking was at its wit’s end until Gibbon Tango, part-time hooligan and appalling performance poet called the number and began reciting his year-long epic blank verse ‘The Boil On My Bum’. After three weeks a small explosion was heard from inside the tomb and the calls ended.

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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15 Responses to And On And On… #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. Norah says:

    That’s brilliant, Geoff. It made me laugh out loud. I needed that. Thanks.

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  2. The boil had, presumably, burst!

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Would love to hear some of The Boil on My Bum!

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  4. joylennick says:

    That certainly gave me the giggles…Thanks!.

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    • TanGental says:

      Giggles delivered, tick. Would you care to take a short survey to rate the quality and quantity of our giggle delivery? It will help us improve our service and ensure we continue to provide the giggles you need.


  5. Debbie says:

    Nicely done! Gave me a smile this morning 🙂

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  6. gordon759 says:

    Was, I wonder, Gibbon Tango one of the Azgoths of Kria?


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