Like Rabbits #99wordstories #littletittweaking #carrotranch

An animal prompt from the Carrot Ranch this week

January 9, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes rabbits. Is it a family? A strange planet? Some crazy bunny person’s pets? Who are they and what are they doing? Go where the prompt leads!

At It

Warren MacGregor spent thirty years establishing his rabbit farm at Little Tittweaking. Each success led to a setback: a spate of foot amputations for the lucky charms’ market; the mass desertion seeking seeking parts in a live adaptation of Watership Down; Bunny Builder’s campaign to instal a human proof fence to keep Warren out; and the myxomatosis outbreak leaving only one pair unculled. To most, Warren’s dreams must be over. He remained sanguine. After all, he said, ‘Rabbits breed like, erm rabbits and, anyway, with any rabbit farm there’s always the risk it will be, Hare today, gone tomorrow.’

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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33 Responses to Like Rabbits #99wordstories #littletittweaking #carrotranch

  1. Sadje says:

    Haha! Good take. 💕🐰

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  2. Yes – you have done it – sunk to new depths 🙂

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Really… That was rather course!

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  4. Rabbit Warren was well known for trying to burrow money from his friends.

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  5. Epundemic on the horizon.

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    Har har to your hare hare!

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  7. V.M.Sang says:

    Hare today… *Groan*.
    Another amusing story from Little Tittweaking.

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  8. Norah says:

    Very funny, Geoff. Love the puns.

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  9. Bridgette says:

    Wonderfully clever!

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  11. Jennie says:

    Perfect last line!

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