Prompt photo courtesy of Madison Woods. Photo by Lura Helms
A tall man stands at a window. He cranes his neck, squinting. He picks up the phone on his desk.
Tall Man: “Yes, ambulance and fire department.
St James’s Park, London.
Yes, there’s an unconscious man outside my office.
No – mid thirties, maybe.
It looked like he was trying to help a goat.
Well, it looks like the goat’s got his head stuck in the tree, and the man was trying to help when he fell… Oh no, wait. The man’s just got up. He’s walking away.
No, so it’s just the goat now…
It’s not malicious – right here, there’s a goat stuck with his head…
Of course. No. Bye. “
He looks at the goat. Eventually he sits down at his desk, and switches on his monitor.
Feedback is golden. When you’re done, read Tale of the Goat – Part 2