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Tale of the Goat – Part 2

This is based on a challenge I wrote for the Six Minute Story.  Strictly speaking, as per the prompt kindly provided last week by Madison Woods, the goat should still be in the tree, possibly in some state of decay.  But the Tall Man is a person of heart, and understated courage.  Sat at his … Continue reading

Tale of the Goat – Part 1

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 … Continue reading

Tale of the Lamb

Tale of the Lamb

  A Tall Man stands at the desk of a Round Faced Man, who is swinging excitedly on his swivel chair. Tall Man:  I know – complete nutter.  I mean, I said to him “I don’t even like cats!” Round Faced Man:  Yeah! There are some real head cases out there.  Complete crazies.  Did you … Continue reading

Alien in Marigolds

Alien in Marigolds

“Oh great.  Now I’m seeing things.  Where’s my phone?”  Alexa turned her back on the Alien standing next to the cooker, pulled off her yellow washing up gloves and reached for her smartphone.  She started scrolling through her contacts. The Alien’s antennae contracted.  This was not what normally happened. “Hi… not that fine actually.  I’m … Continue reading

The Tale of the Cat

The Tale of the Cat

A tall man is standing by the poultry in a crowded supermarket, inspecting the carcasses.  A short, rather stout and angry man marches up and pokes him repeatedly in the shoulder blade. Angry man: There you are! Why did you eat my cat? Tall man: Sorry, what? Angry man:  You heard me.  Why did you … Continue reading