#Flashfiction – Carrot ranch challenge – The Rabbit

Isn’t it nice when inspiration hits immediately and you can write your 99-word piece in 2 minutes flat.

How did the rabbit get on the roof? Did it have wings? Had the whole world gone completely mad and animals suddenly attained previously unknown attributes?

The poor little creature pattered across the hot metal roof, confused and agitated.

A bit like me, thought Laura. Being isolated at home is making me feel peculiar, as if I am the only person in the world or the whole world has stopped except me. Business as usual, but not.

“At least I can do something positive to help the rabbit,” she mutters, heading for the garage to get the tall ladder.

This little piece of inspiration was written for Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge which you can join in here: https://carrotranch.com/2020/03/19/march-19-flash-fiction-challenge-3/

54 thoughts on “#Flashfiction – Carrot ranch challenge – The Rabbit

  1. What a fun story, Robbie. I think we might all be feeling a little peculiar for a while. As long as it’s not a ‘sick’ peculiar. We’ll need lots of Laura’s to give us a helping hand.

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    1. Yes, that is true, Norah. Terence was working form home today so our office is quite full with both boys also studying there. It actually looks quite funny with the three of them all sitting on computers with headphones and working away industriously. I, of course, never wear headphones, but I am there too with my two computers and screen.

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  2. Yes. At least she can help the rabbit. The best thing to do in these peculiar situations.
    You were quick like a bunny! I got my idea fairly quickly but slept on it to simmer before writing. Gotta maintain my clock, even if I’m not showing up to work. Take care Robbie, I’m hoping you and your family are healthy.

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  3. I do love that–the 2-minute inspiration–and it’s lovely. That rarely happens for me so today, I am awed by you.

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  4. I don’t think I’ve ever written anything in two minutes flat. Well done! I had to smile when I read your story because a couple of hours ago, my daughter texted me a photo of two quite plump rabbits in the yard taunting her dogs.

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  5. Like a rabbit out the gate, your inspiration zipped to the page, Robbie! When I lead the 99-word prompt in person, I give writers 5 minutes. It’s a great practice to use a time constraint, kind of like brainstorming. I love the story you wrote and the character’s response to help despite isolation. Well done!

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  6. I felt so bad for the poor rabbit but then I’m happy that all turned out well. Too many people have died and I pray that all of what’s happening around the world with this pandemic ends soon.

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  7. ‘They’ say the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs” is based on perhaps one true accounting of a strong rainy wind tossing said animals into the air…

    hmmm:“Cats and dogs” may come from the Greek expression cata doxa, which means “contrary to experience or belief.” If it is raining cats and dogs, it is raining unusually or unbelievably hard. “Cats and dogs” may be a perversion of the now obsolete word catadupe. In old English, catadupe meant a cataract or waterfall.”

    https://www.loc.gov/everyday-mysteries/item/what-is-the-origin-of-the-phrase-its-raining-cats-and-dogs/
    nice odd little image with this link.
    “…The phrase might have its roots in Norse mythology, medieval superstitions, the obsolete word catadupe (waterfall), or dead animals in the streets of Britain being picked up by storm waters.”

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