It’ll Be Alright In The End… And If It’s Not Alright, It’s Not The End… #99wordstories #carrotranch

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

April 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “up and away.” You can imagine a story from the photo of hot air balloons, a flying superhero, a natural wonder, or any other direction your inspiration goes. Go where the prompt leads!

The funeral of Little Tittweaking stalwart Rodney Pearbollik was well attended. The mayor, on day release from the Home for the Terminally Bewildered joined Rodney’s extensive family.

The cremation service went without a hitch until finally the coffin slide between the curtains and Fate stepped in, stopping open the oven doors; the mourners gawped as flames engulfed the open casket and a superheated Rodney first sat up and then shot into the dark recesses of the oven.

‘Ah me,’ sighed his long suffering wife, ‘he was always the first to be up and away after he’d buggered things up.’

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 It’ll Be Alright In The End… And If It’s Not Alright, It’s Not The End… #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. Yvonne says:

    Hey, I live in the Home for the Terminally Bewildered. It’s quite lovely. I think.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Oh ho! Tragically hilarious

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  3. He always had a burning desire to be famous!


  4. Rowena says:

    As you well know, Geoff, I also live in the Home for the Terminally Bewildered. I loved this. I love Mrs Murphy’s law…Murphy was an optimist. Seems to apply here.
    Best wishes,

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    A Home for the Terminally Bewildered – another Geofforism I have to remember!

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    At last I know where I will go when I need assisted living. Straight to the Home for the Terminally Bewildered.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Poor long suffering wife!

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  8. Haha, Geoff, a great pre-break post.

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