The Skill In Knowing When To Leave #99wordstories #carrotranch

Another week, another prompt from #carrotranch for the #99wordstories collection

July 11, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by the idea, “for a day.” It doesn’t need to be never-ending, like me forgetting to update a prompt. What is so special about the action, person, or object experienced for a day? Go where the prompt leads!

Three strange deaths occurred in Little Tittweaking during 2021’s fog-bound winter: Millie Peed’s electrocution when, lost in the mist she mistook the substation for a portaloo; committed runner Perce Strings, garrotted by Anna Bolic-Steroid’s washing line in the white-out; and Neville Erending, local Petomane* impersonator, who expired when failing to find the exit on the roundabout. His constant circling caused his lower intestine to knot and then explode. Ironic, they said that he both lived from gas and died by G.A.S. – Gyroscopical Anus Syndrome – which brought down the curtain on Nev Erending’s story.

*in case you are not aware of the story of M. Pujol and his stage act Le Petomane

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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19 Responses to The Skill In Knowing When To Leave #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. Although I was aware of Le Pétomane I had never read of his unique gift before. I’ve heard plenty of people talking through their arse, but never before known of one breathing through his arse. Just goes to show how one can live with misinformation without ever querying it!

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  2. Sadje says:

    Haha, your story is so entertaining Frank

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    We live and learn 💜💜

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  4. Great word play, Geoff. I enjoyed it.

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  5. Erika says:

    Your fantasy is boundless 😂

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    I had never heard of this particular form of entertainment and I grew up in Nevada!

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  7. Neat the way you got never-ending in

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