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Digging for dollars

March 14, 2022

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s story challenge.
March 14, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about free pie.

Digging for dollars

Derek’s after school jobs had always been boring and unfulfilling, so landing a job at the Carrot Ranch grooming horses was nothing less than a dream come true.

He was a little surprised when he showed up on the first afternoon and was handed a shovel and told to clean out the stables.

“You mean… those?”

“That’s right.”

“But those’re… cowpies.”

“Well, those pies actually came from horses, son, so technically—”

“Yeah, but… it’s poop.”

“That’s what some folks call it.”

“And I… pick it up?”

“Don’t worry, no charge for these pies, son. Better get to work now.”


8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2022 1:43 pm

    Not the favored end of a horse but the best way to get to know the horses on the ranch! Michael, I find inspiration in the Thich Nhat Hanh book title, “No Mud, No Lotus,” but maybe I can alter the saying into “No horse pies, no carrots.” Thank you for your submission to the Free Pies Collection!

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  2. March 14, 2022 1:52 pm

    Well-played! 😂😂😂💩

    Liked by 1 person

  3. March 14, 2022 2:38 pm

    Happy Pi Day! Good one, Michael.

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