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The following was written in response to this week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something crazy. Laugh like crazy, show the setting of stir-crazy or go off the rails on a crazy train. Have fun with the word and the situation, but go where the prompt leads!


Flash Fiction April 16

Exhausted from a long crazy day at work I needed to take a little time to relax before starting dinner. I grabbed a beer and headed outside to the backyard. The sun was just starting to go down, and I didn’t feel the need to turn on the outside lights.  Sitting in my favorite chair sipping my beer I saw the neighbor’s black cat in the distance. Here kitty, kitty, I called again and again until he finally started walking towards me. As he got closer to me, I stopped breathing and froze. Not a cat … a skunk!

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  1. Heehee. Love it. Cats, skunks, easy mistake. I once called to the neighbor’s big black dog, Matilda, only to realize she was in fact a small bear. (It did not answer to the dog’s name)


    April 20, 2020
  2. oh Oh!

    I hope he didn’t spray you 😛

    Liked by 1 person

    April 19, 2020
  3. Crazy situation, all right! Just back away slowly and no one gets hurt.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 19, 2020
  4. Oops!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 19, 2020
  5. I think you’ll need a few more beers. lol

    Liked by 1 person

    April 19, 2020

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