Miaow – Carrot Ranch

Artwork by Phil Burns

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “cat called rainbow”.

Click here to hear the author read his words:


Rainbow the Cat saunters out the gate on his daily adventure and is promptly splattered by a wildly-veering Volkswagen.
Mrs Myopic tugs the vehicle back into the middle of the road and careens happily homeward, oblivious to other panic-stricken road-users, two- or four-wheeled or pedestrian.
That’s the shopping done for another week, she tells Cloudburst, her exuberantly incontinent Water Spaniel, as she grills sausages for their lunch.
Don’t worry about the puddle, she witters, I’ll mop it up after I tell you my news.
That’s four times this month I’ve squashed that wretched moggie! Nine lives, aye, we’ll see!

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12 Responses to Miaow – Carrot Ranch

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Cloudburst! What fun storytelling and lively characters.


  2. What vibrant language you use. This whole piece carries the air of the Mrs Myopic’s cheerful arrogance, well. Now to revel in imagining her comeuppance.


  3. Is Mrs. Myopic any relation to Mr. Magoo? Fun piece.


  4. Oof. I have met her and her insipid dog! You describe them well. Good luck Rainbow!

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  5. Lindsey says:

    Excellent. You certainly take me places as yet unexplored by me!


  6. Great storytelling. I hope Rainbow doesn’t run out of his/her too quickly.


  7. jenne49 says:

    What a wickedly excellent wee story.
    Rainbow, the cat, and Cloudburst, the incontinent water spaniel – just superb.
    Your imagination is a joy to read.

    Liked by 1 person

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