#99Word Stories; Rabbits

The January 9, 2023 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes rabbits. Is it a family? A strange planet? Some crazy bunny person’s pets? Who are they and what are they doing? Go where the prompt leads!

Page, by D. Avery

“Are you a hunter?”

She’d noticed me looking at tracks in the red sand. She also noticed my interest in the sparse plants.

“That one we made soap from.”

She’d led us through a slot canyon, its carved sinuous walls telling ancient stories of fast moving water. We’d emerged on the upstream side into a sandy gully, a wash, the path water would take, should it rain hard.

Another plant. “That one the rabbits like.”

Sixty year old Lake Powell is drying up, but for now tourists still come.

“I remember,” she said, “When all we ate was rabbits.”

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

26 thoughts on “#99Word Stories; Rabbits

  1. Rabbits! My dad grew up in Kansas during the depression. Long ago, he told be about the jack rabbits. They were everywhere. No one had any money and you could literally bop the rabbits over the head. He ate plenty of them when he was a kid. Your story reminded me of those days when the sandstorms ate up all the farm land.

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    • Yep, you all should be hopping mad about the fellow that brought bunnies to your island.
      I’m not sure if the woman in this piece is worried or wistful about the possibility of going back to the ways and means of her childhood before the Glen Canyon dam and tourism.

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