The Wee Goat – Carrot Ranch

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

Click here to hear the author read his words:

The Wee Goat

Mum, I can’t find Gertie!
Little Abigail runs around the yard searching for her favourite goat.
Gertie’s the closest thing she has to a pet, to a friend, but even on the smallest farm a tiny goat can find a place to hide.
Have you milked the cows, her mother calls.
Not yet, she cries, I’m still looking…
The cows can’t wait, her mother insists, you know the rules!
Abigail finishes her chores then goes inside.
Wash your hands, then come to the table, says her mother. And Merry Xmas, sweetheart!
That doesn’t look like a turkey, says Abigail.

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16 Responses to The Wee Goat – Carrot Ranch

  1. Norah says:

    Oh no! I hope that not a goat-shaped turkey.


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  3. I guess it’s a sort of goat-to meal when you don’t have a turkey and you can always use the left-overs for goats-head soup. 😉 Well done (like I’m sure the goat was).


  4. Liz H says:

    RIP, Gertie. 🙊


  5. jenne49 says:

    Ouch! That was below the belt.
    Excellent twist though, and it did make me laugh.


  6. We knew our meals by name when I was growing up. But not such a good Christmas for Abigail if she got too attached.


  7. Lindsey says:

    Noooo! Poor Abigail. Another well executed shocking twist


  8. Katrin McElderry says:

    Aww… chuckling out loud here, but poor Abigail!


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