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Backyard Quandary


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!

My Best Before Date Has Been Changed

This post is in response to One-Liner Wednesday.



Image by Olya Adamovich from Pixabay 

Rabbit What Rabbit – Flash Fiction

What does the boy see on top of his dog's doghouse?

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The Old Farm

The following was written for Crispina’s weekly challenge called Crimson’s Creative Challenge. 



Once profitable

Now sits sadly abandoned

To be dismantled


© Susan Zutautas 2020



Monochrome MWM #24

A challenge over at Brashley Photography  Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -24

downtown toronto

Downtown Toronto by Susan Zutautas


broken handle

Broken Handle by Susan Zutautas


An Univited Visitor

An Uninvited Visitor by Susan Zutautas

How Much Farther

montreal to la

This was written for today’s FOWC With Fandango or Fandango’s One Word Challenge. Today’s word is “MAP”. 

My dad and I were traveling from Montreal to Los Angeles and I was the map reader. This was many years ago. When I think back now about it I have to laugh. Dad would ask how much farther to the next city and I’d look at the map and instead of answering him with the number of miles to go I would show him with my thumb and index finger and say about this far.



Dust Bunnies

Dust Bunny

Rabbits multiply one, two, three
As do dust bunnies, just check and see

Get down on your knees, look under your bed
Don’t be scared, it’s okay
They’re not alive, they’re all dead

All those dust bunnies are waiting for you
To clean them up as they grew

Under the couch, under the chair
Dust bunnies not stopped can be everywhere

Get out that mop or vacuum cleaner
Become a top notch dust bunny screener

If you are sneezing and cannot stop
You may be allergic to this new dust crop
More than likely it will go away
When you get rid of the dust bunnies today

Don’t wait till Spring, do it now
Clean them up and take a bow

© 2010 Susan Zutautas