FlashFiction #37

My entry for http://flashfriday.wordpress.com:

The challenge: 95-105 words – based on a picture (available at FlashFriday) – used with permission.

(The picture depicts a 6 month old baby in a wagon being pulled by a goat, there is also a man (hard to see) in the picture)

Tune in each Friday when some very talented writers try to beat the clock (and each other) to come up with a winning story.

Caprinae Diem
105 words

Ian shook his head in dismay: for the life of him he would never understand what passed for ‘logic’ in a fairy’s mind.

“What… did you do?” he demanded as he tried to pull his son from the cart they’d hitched to a goat’s back.

The fairies gathered around for a moment chattering before the head fairy looked at him and shrugged.

“You said the one piece of advice you’d give him was ‘Caprinae Diem.’

Ian bowed his head.

“No, you fools! I said Carpe Diem!”

“Oh,” the head fairy said in a disappointed tone before perking up…

“Quick boys, get this man a fish!”


About mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.
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