Getting To The Bottom Of The Memorial #99wordstories #littletittweaking

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

May 30, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story behind a memorial. Is it a structure, plaque, or something else? What does it seek to remind those who view it? Go where the prompt leads!

Little Tittweaking has no war memorial. It sided with the Zogs of Albania in the Great War and declared itself a Dublin suburb in WW2. Their only war hero was Colonel Hugh N’cry. Captured during the siege of La Plume de ma Tante, he sacrificed a body part to feed his starving men. Now known as the Battle of N’cry’s Buttock, it is remembered for the creation of the side-saddle, which was originally designed to support the lopsided seat of Colonel N’cry. A bronze cast of N’cry’s remaining buttock features in a memorial garden as a novelty birdbath.

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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21 Responses to Getting To The Bottom Of The Memorial #99wordstories #littletittweaking

  1. Sadje says:

    How entertaining and gross!

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  2. Pam Lazos says:



  3. noelleg44 says:

    Yuck – he must have had a good surgeon. Definitely worth three clevers!


  4. He always had a leaning towards social awareness for his men!

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  5. Oh – – – wow!
    Where to start & how to react?
    It was clear all along that he had leanings, butt I now think it was simply because his scar cavity must have left him off balance.

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  6. Erika says:

    OMG, I did not know whether to break out in laughter or in disgust 😂 Great how you described that body part 😂

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  7. What a mind you have 🙂

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