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Windy night

October 11, 2021

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

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!

Windy night

Bux raised his head and sniffed. He jumped off the bed, let out a quiet huff and padded out of the bedroom.

Carl grabbed the remote and paused the DVR. He leaned over and whispered into Jean’s ear.

“And you tell me this because?” she said.

“Well, forewarned is forearmed, and I think it’s—”

Jean’s face wrinkled. “Oh, Carl, what is wrong with you?”

“I think it was dinner.”

“My cooking doesn’t do that to anyone!” Jean said as she pulled her pillow over her head.

Carl thought he heard a laugh but he wouldn’t bet on it.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2021 2:45 pm

    If I’m thinkin’ what he’s smellin’, under the covers is NOT where she should retreat. 😯😝

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  2. October 13, 2021 9:59 pm

    I gotta agree with Liz! “Don’t duck,” I wanted to yell. I’m dying laughing, listening to The Big One. Your story is hilarious, Michael and well crafted, never mentioning the stinker so obvious in the room.

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    • October 15, 2021 6:11 am

      Thanks Charli! Yes, Liz offered a good edit! The song is a riot, isn’t it? I have no idea how they managed to record it without laughing at some point.


  3. October 19, 2021 1:00 am

    Ahaha! I’m sure many of us can relate. So much said in so few words. Great writing Michael. Hilarious.



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