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Free Will Choice we all have one

Still time to enter your 99-word story at Carrot Ranch —

October 7, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes whispers. It can be beautiful or creepy and any genre. Where are the whispers, who are they from, and what do they say if they say anything at all. Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by October 12, 2021

Shhhh! Quiet, don’t say a word; listen now.
Be very still and with your mind; ask HIM!
Feel the calmness, the peace;
you can almost hear the whisper.
“Here I am.” It speaks. Give ear to the whisper.
The voice that says, “come!”
The battle begins, the distractions, our mind wanders, and we all know why; next, we hear that eerie, dark, sinister voice, shaky almost sing-song. We listen, we hear the call to our mind the word…M I N E!
Forgetting that peaceful moment, we wake and carry on with the voice that called us to them. MINE!

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Short Story to Rouse your Imagination

Across the Water

Arriving finally at the shore of a large lake, the children were excited. “We can see all the way across the water,” they said!
“Look, see that home. It looks so tall and scary.”

“There is a footpath, and we can walk all around the lake to the other side; what an adventure. We will pack a lunch and go tomorrow.”

They followed the path the next day; within a few hours, they were in front of that large home, now looking across the water to where they came.

“Look! Across the water, there is that scary house again!”

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and The Winner Is — in 99-words!

The Daily Spur prompt is BLACK; go for it!

Fun and action found at the Carrot Ranch where …

September 16, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a Big Black Horse. It can be a horse, a metaphor or an interpretation of KT Tunstall’s “Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree.” Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by September 21, 2021

One day not too long ago, a black horse was galloping through the forest.
Stopping suddenly because he heard a cherry tree speaking to its neighbor, the apple tree.  "My fruit is much sweeter than yours,"
  
"You think so," said the apple tree! The apple tree continued,  "have you not heard it was the luscious allure of the apple that resulted in the fall of mankind."
 
"That is just a fairy tale," said the cherry tree.

"Is it?" The apple tree came back with an assertive voice.

The horse voiced, "even if a tale, the author chooses the apple."


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Hungry or not here I come!

The 99-word story above was inspired by something delicious cooking up at Carrot Ranch!

A tasty story Titled “More or Less


“Deciding what recipe to donate for the recipe book; while encouraged to give our very best!”
“My opinion, share your mother’s muffin-tins “tatoe-bacon” recipe, and while your add it, whip a batch for the freezer for an occasional snack.”
“Good idea, since the ingredients are not written in stone, more like less of this and more of that, I’ll note the measurements.”
Mix 1lb of hash brown frozen shredded potatoes
one grated onion
one cup bacon bits
two cans evaporated milk
three eggs
1/2 cup of flour
salt and pepper to taste
pour into muffin-tins bake at 375

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Just Fitting In — Mother knows best!

Today I posted about fitting in. We believe we will be happiest if we can only fit in, like the grass is greener on the other side. But is it?

My theme sort of fits in with the theme on Carrot Ranch today. Sort of but not exactly!

Mother Teaches by Myrna Migala

“Mom, Dad look and see that house you often admired its yard. It’s for sale! You would often say the grass was ever so green.”

“Yes, dear, but the grass always looks greener on the other side.”

“Huh, what does that mean?”

“It means some people are never satisfied with their own lives and wish for what they should not desire. They even believe that God makes mistakes.” Mother continues. “When/if they arrive on the greener grass, they might find out where they were was the best fit after all. Always trying to fit in can be boring.”

Just trying to fit in

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Short Story only 99-words

The 99-word story above was inspired by a picture prompt; click here to see the image that inspired my story.  

"Hum ho hum another day!"  Waking one Sunday, Rosabella Smith was getting up to attend Church.  She looked into the mirror and thought, Rosabella Smith, you are getting old, but you do look good today. 
 
Inspecting her collection of clothes, she dressed thinking, that was easy, no pain today, Rosabella?  Those new vitamin supplements I took must be working.

As Rosabella sat down, a priest began the announcements ... with sorrow  "I am sad to inform that one of our long-timers, Miss Rosabella Smith died peacefully last night during her sleep. Cemetery arrangements are to be announced later today. 
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Do Pigs Fly — 99 word short story

Here we are again, time to visit Carrot Ranch, I am beginning to feel at home there!


The challenge — Well come and see, what can YOU write with only 99 words. Please see what I wrote!

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The day! An excellent turnout if Miss Suzi Qque had anything to do with arrangements. Everything flawless, decorations to the menu.


These ten women had something to celebrate! What was it? A party to rejoice after they worked hard to lose 50 lbs.


The mascot chosen for laughs and keep them on their guard. A pig!


Pigs were the center of the decor; a tasty treat to nibble on was pigs in a blanket, a dish consisting of sausages wrapped in pancakes.


These women also had a catchy slogan, “Do we miss those 50 pounds? Do pigs fly?” NO!

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Ode to the Sandman

Carrot Ranch always has an interesting prompt and I almost missed this one. Details In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “stars in the sand.” Your story can be any genre (or poem) and can use realism or fantasy. It’s a dreamy prompt. Go where the it leads!

99 Word STORY begins on

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One day in the home of a happy family, the tiny little boy asked his mommy!  "Where was I before I was born?"

"Oh dear, you were the twinkle in daddy's eye."

"Like stars?"

"Yes!  Like stars."

"Wow!" He kept saying as he excitedly ran to tell all his friends.
After a few days had gone by, he woke up rubbing his eyes on one fine sunny morning and noticed some sleepy particles on his fingers.

"Mommy, mommy, look and see the sandman came last night to visit me.
"I do hope he put some stars in the sand."


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What If — in 99 words

Carrot Ranch  Go where the prompt leads! This one was very challenging! Try it here!

My little story in 99 words as titled above.

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“Mom, what if?”

“What if what child, speak your question!”

“I was thinking, what if I woke up and there wasn’t any internet, no phone connections either? I was thinking too, what the world would be like, if it remained that way, without anything to do? What if mom, what if?”

“Well, child, I suppose you would do what I did and especially what your grandparents did?”

“What was that?”

“We made noise, we giggled, laugh and sang as loud as we could! We formed clubs and played games till the street lights outside came on.
If only again!”

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A Short WHO DONE IT story!

Carrot Ranch and the prompt IS write a story about an open door in 99 words (no more, no less), It can be literal or metaphorical. What is behind the door? Who is seeking and why? As the writer, how will you manage the discovery? Go where the prompt leads!

My story is meant to be imaginative while arising suspense.

Who?

“Why should I believe, as you say, did not do it!

“Because I didn’t do it; I was on the other side of town when it happened, which is an hour away.”

“Yes, to drive only take minutes.”

“I walked, so don’t blame me.”

“I know it was you.

“Prove it!”

“I awoke, ran to the window, noticed the door was closed, a short time later the door was opened. Who opened the door? Minutes later, it was there; so were you. You did it!

“Did not!”

“That birthday cake for me just didn’t appear; you put it there.”

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