‘Armless #carrotranch #99wordstories #littletittweaking

This week’s prompt is

September 26, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a broken arm. What happened? Is there a cause and effect because of the broken arm? Was the injury faked? Why? Go where the prompt leads!


Little Tittweaking’s first laureate (appointed to celebrate 1000 years since Daisy Doesit stopped on a conical hill, announced, ‘Yon Tit’s weaking’ (weaking – dialect: dripping, or spouting) and took a drink, before locals chased her away) is Stan Tzar, a Stalin-inspired purge-poet. Stan’s speciality is the four line shitter, the first three lines of which fail to prepare the listener for the spite of the fourth. His first iconoclastic peroration included this paean to Daisy and her pursuers:

Who would hurt our Daisy

Or do our Daisy harm

Tread upon her dainty hands

Or break her bleedin’ arm…?

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 ‘Armless #carrotranch #99wordstories #littletittweaking

  1. Loved it. (not enough to marry but….)

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  2. JT Twissel says:

    Cute. “iconoclastic peroration” I take it is a legal term.

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  3. Very humerus indeed!

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Have a break have a KitKat…

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  5. I have to hand it to you, Geoff, you approach these challenges arms with wit!

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  6. Norah says:

    The fourth line does it alright! 😂

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