The Bully – Carrot Ranch

Artwork by Phil Burns

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “hit the road, Jack.”

Click here to hear the author read his words:

The Bully

Jack is an aggressive moron.
We’re standing on a motorway bridge, watching commuters hurtling homewards.
Remember I always took your lunch money, he mocks, and how I made you do my homework! Best days of our lives, eh?
I’m glad I found you, he continues, you’re going to do me a favour.
He was a bully, and he hasn’t changed.
But I have.
I point down at a lane marking far below us.
Look, I say.
Then I bend, grab him round the knees, and launch him over the barrier.
That’s where you’re going to hit the road, Jack!

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24 Responses to The Bully – Carrot Ranch

  1. Pingback: Hit the Road Jack « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. Charli Mills says:

    There’s eventually a sweet spot on the pavement for a bully like Jack. I loved listening to you read!


  3. Norah says:

    Great story, but not for Jack. I enjoyed listening to your read.


  4. Jules says:

    Guess Jack wasn’t working on a 12 step program…


  5. Literally, a great take on the prompt. A hit!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love a bit of vengeance. Well done. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ah the sweet sound of bully on pavement. Nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jenne49 says:

    Nice one!
    I do like a bit of Karma.
    And a great take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Corine Gouy says:

    Bonne route Jack !


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