Playing Ball #99wordstories #carrotranch

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

May 16, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about when a newly released prisoner meets the disabled veteran who adopted the puppy the prisoner trained behind bars. The prompt is based on the short story I wrote for Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat. Yes, rewrite my story in your words, 99, no more, no less. Go where the prompt leads!

Playing Ball

When Ron Precarious left the Army, having lost his left testicle in an accidental conflagration caused by some malfunctioning self-immolating underwear that were part of his brother Tom’s initiation ceremony as Little Tittweaking’s self-appointed Demonic Representative, he was happy to see Tom jailed.

Tom waited by the prison gates. Ron pointed at the terrier with two additional heads attached to its neck. ‘Well? How’s he going to fix this?

Tom unclipped the dog’s lead. ‘Find Uncle Ron’s ball, Cerberus!’ In a puff of smoke Cerberus disappeared.

‘You sure you can trust him?’

‘Better the devil you know…’

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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20 Responses to Playing Ball #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. KL Caley says:

    🤣 this is very different from my version. Great stuff, Geoff! KL ❤️

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Utterly brilliant Geoff, totally off the wall and nothing at all like anyone elses stories ?
    My question is …..are you still taking the pill….if not can I have some…. if you are can I have some? 😱

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  3. What a load of…….come to think of it, no it isn’t!

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  4. Marsha says:

    I laughed so hard reading this story. Of course, I had to look up the dog’s name and the picture Google offers is a hoot but not half as funny as this story.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Haha! Hilarious

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