Coronation? Not Chicken, Please! #carrotranch #99wordstories

The prompt this week is

April 3, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a dog in the desert. Why is the dog there? Who else is involved? Is there a deeper metaphor you can make of the desert? Go where the prompt leads!

Coronations Past and Present

Little Tittweaking celebrates coronations with lunch, to which the whole town contributes. Last time, to celebrate Little Tittweaking’s twinning with Deleterious, MA in the US, the chosen dessert was a traditional American favourite: key lime pie. Sadly, the cook, Rhett Treever misheard this as a canine pie and crafted a special Dog’s dinner. When the mistake was discovered, the mayor grovellingly apologised, despite the fact that everyone who tasted it said it was unique and extraordinary, though no one had seconds. Generally, it was agreed that, for once, some good had come from putting a dog in the dessert.

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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20 Responses to Coronation? Not Chicken, Please! #carrotranch #99wordstories

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I remember one of my older sisters had a fiancé who when ever he visited stripped our cupboards bare! One evening my dear brothers decided they’d see if they could cure him of this habit. They mad him a sandwich of our dog, Steve’s , food .
    Well he ate it and asked if there was any more!
    Not quite a dessert but it was canine flavour.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    I’m still chuckling. Great! Deleterious, MA – I’d make it Deletion, MA.

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  3. Funny play on words:)

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  4. L.K. Latham says:

    Laughing so hard, but then going ewwwww at the same time.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    LOL! The last time I attempted to make Key Lime Pie, it looked and tasted more like dog food.

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  6. Key lime pie should only be eaten in the Florida Keys and made with key limes. Otherwise, it becomes no one’s idea of delicious

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  7. V.M.Sang says:

    Very clever to use dessert I stead of desert!
    Then, of course it could be desert, as in ‘he deserted from the army.’
    I think I’ll have a go at that.

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  8. Norah says:

    😂😂😂 Only you, Geoff. Only you.

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