Culture Wars #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s prompt is

April 10, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old lady and the beast.” What does age have to say about the story? Who is the beast and why? Go where the prompt leads!

Culture Wars

Little Tittweaking and Dollop on the Nadge’s annual culture war comprised the battle for yoghurt supremacy to win the The Lady Ferne Mented’s Buttermilk Cup. Each town believed its culture produced the finest, most bacteriological dynamic yoghurt. Subterfuge was, of course employed. Little Tittweaking used the famed Old Label that gave its yoghurts a distinct buzz (testing later showed that, when heated, the label realised a psychotropic sap making the final product addictive and erectily perky). Dollop, by contrast incorporated the Yeast from the East, a Siberian fermentation enhancer that left the consumer both frisky and completely unblocked.

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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22 Responses to Culture Wars #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. A crafty twist of “the old lady and the beast”

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    I’d go for the Old Label. Did you try some before you wrote this?

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  3. Where can I buy it?

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Eek not much choice there then!

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  5. tootlepedal says:

    That Dollop stuff sounds good to me.

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  6. Good one, Geoff.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Erectily perky – heavens!

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  8. Norah says:

    Which is the preferred choice?

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  9. Gloria says:

    They could make a fortune with that stuff!

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    • TanGental says:

      Sadly since Little Tittweaking seceeded from England and became an anarcho-syndaclist collective with coriander embellishments it refuses to trade with the rest of us

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