#99Word Stories; Baby Ducks

The April 4, 2022, story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to explain “baby ducks ate my lunch.” How did that happen? Who is the protagonist? Where did the baby ducks come from? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by April 9, 2022.

Learning Curve by D. Avery

“You’re keeping that Pickett boy after school? Don’t waste your time. Picketts are lazy liars. He actually says that a goat eats his homework.”

“It’s plausible,” said Mrs. K. “His family does raise animals.”

“You mean they live in a pigsty. And today in the cafeteria he wouldn’t eat, just sat there, said he usually brings lunch from home but that baby ducks ate it. Baby ducks!”

Mrs. K sighed as her colleague left. Then she went to her snack drawer, more concerned with what the ducks ate than what the goat ate, whether there were ducks or not.

Be sure to go to Carrot Ranch to read the complete Ready For a Change” collection from last week. And there’s always the Ranch Yarns with Kid and Pal’s responses HERE.

17 thoughts on “#99Word Stories; Baby Ducks

  1. In a former life I was married to a schoolteacher and the pre-made sandwiches in the school fridge for the kids who ‘forgot’ their lunch was my job. Well done by Mrs. K., who I suspect looks suspiciously like Mrs. D.

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