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One foggy night

December 5, 2021

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

December 2, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the littlest Christmas goat. Who does the goat belong to? What is happening? Go where the prompt leads!

One foggy night

Rolfie the mini pygmy, a roan with frosted ears and a shiny bornite-colored nose, is the smallest of rancher Anders’ goats. The other goats bleat and call him names and they never invite Rolfie to any of their lively goat games.

Rolfie is all alone.

On Christmas Eve rancher Anders goes to herd his goats into the night pen a little earlier than usual. He walks to the field, but it becomes foggy and he can’t find his way back. “Rolfie,” he said. “with your nose of burnite, won’t you guide my goats tonight?”

And the rest is history.


Any similarity to other famous mammals with decorative bony head gear is purely coincidental and my baaad.

Oh, almost forgot. What did Ebenezer Scrooge see on the family farm when he returned home for the holidays? The goats of Christmas past.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2021 9:53 am

    haha! Oh, this is awful. Really baaaaad. I love it so much!!!

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  2. December 5, 2021 9:58 am

    What a great take. I can’t stop laughing.

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  3. December 5, 2021 11:52 am

    SMH. Oh Michael….!

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