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Campout: a mini-memoir

August 30, 2021

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s challenge.

August 26, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a flight of pigs. It can be farm or fantasy-related. The idea can be a tale, poem or memory. You can use the phrase as an expression. Go where the prompt leads!

Yes, there is a beginning to this story and an ending to this story. Here is a tiny memoir in 99-words of one of the middles.

Campout: a mini-memoir

I dated a farm girl who loved camping. Me? My farm knowledge was the words to Old McDonald, and camping was a room at the Holiday Inn.

You do things when you’re in love and that’s how I found myself camping in her brother’s yard one July Saturday night. The bathroom was close, and all things considered, it wasn’t so bad.

Early Sunday morning I woke to a shove. I opened the tent flap and was face-to-face with a very large pig. The pig snorted. Molly reacted with some deep-seated farm knowledge. The pig ran.

I didn’t scream.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2021 8:09 am

    At an art show many years ago, I was captivated by a sculpture of a very large pig with wings. That was the start of my ‘when pigs fly’ collection. Camping? No, thanks.

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  2. August 30, 2021 9:14 am

    The pig may’ve been as startled to see you, as you were to see it!

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  3. August 31, 2021 11:05 pm

    Ha! I’m thinking better a pig than a bear. Fun mini-memoir, Michael. And I love the song.

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