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April 7, 2022

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

April 4, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to explain “baby ducks ate my lunch.”

“Let’s find something lighthearted to capture in 99 words. We can all use a good dose of hope.” – Charli Mills

In the spirit of lightheartedness and hope . . .


The baby ducks they ate my lunch
and I really can’t explain it.

The thought is so upsetting
that I will not entertain it.

My food, my food, my food, mine!
Leave it alone and we’ll be fine.

Those baby ducks, bright yellow,
oh they looked so doggone sweet.

But they ate my peanut butter
like it was warm grub meat.

My food, my food, my food, mine!
Leave it alone and we’ll be fine.

The moral of this ditty
(if it really does require it)
is to leave my food alone. Why?
Oh! Just cuz I desire it.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2022 7:39 am

    Bert and Ernie are playing “Rubber Duckie You’re the One” 😆🦆

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 12, 2022 8:45 am

    This is terribly sweet, Fishman.


  3. April 14, 2022 11:59 am

    There’s a jazzy ring to that!!



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