The Eyeful #99wordstories

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

June 13, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a danger zone. It can be an exciting plot-driven story (think “story spine”) or a situation a character must confront. Play with different genres, and use craft elements like tension, tone, and pacing. Go where the prompt leads!

The Eyeful

The last corner before you enter Little Tittweaking is a notorious blackspot. There have been a few car-tree interfaces, but mostly the damage is psychological: the driver is found whimpering, with his or her eyes tight shut.

This danger zone results from the unfortunate juxtaposition of Mrs Pendulous’ Bauble Emporia on one side and Auriola Snatch’s All-weather Nude Yoga classes on the other. Many’s the driver who mounts the verge when confronted by Colonel Guy Rope’s downward dog, as reflected against that day’s bauble, certain they will be crushed by a ginormous pair of rapidly approaching testes.

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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36 Responses to The Eyeful #99wordstories

  1. Norah says:

    Oh dear. Not a good end in sight. 😂

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  2. Okay now, there should be a sign above your tales of Little Tittweaking that reads danger zone! No worries, I will not charge you for the damage done when my coffee (which had happily entered through my mouth) chose to exit via my nostrils! No, not me.

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  3. This is utter balderdash. I happen to know Colonel Guy and can affirm to his being a fine upstanding character! (tittering tremendously)

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Oh, the imagery! Bring a big pair of shears and snip them off!

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  6. Two puffs on the rescue inhaler. Well done

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    That would be an eyeful.

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  8. You do write such bollocks 🙂

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  9. V.M.Sang says:

    😂😂😂 I love the picture this paints!

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