Snowy – Carrot Ranch

Artwork by Phil Burns

The https://carrotranch.com/2023/01/10/january-9-story-challenge-in-99-words/:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Rabbits”.

Click here to hear the author read his words:

Snowy

My name is Petal.
I have a little black bunny.
Her name is Snowy.
Mummy says that’s a funny name for a black bunny, but my last bunny was called Snowy, and I cried for years and years when she died.
So this one’s Snowy too.
I’m worried about Snowy today.
She’s not eating anything.
That’s a shame, because I tried so hard to make her happy.
I thought she looked a bit sad this morning, so I took her to Mummy’s little workroom.
We found some very pretty pink thread.
And I sewed her a lovely new smile.

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24 Responses to Snowy – Carrot Ranch

  1. Definitely, a creepy ending.

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  2. I found this delightful. I agree that it took me up the wrong path, but what a wonderful twist at the end. Well done!

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  3. Creepy! I love it 🙂

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  5. Bridgette says:

    What a delightfully wicked ending! Quite unexpected!

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  6. Liz H says:

    I can’t decide it this is cute, or creepy. Having read so much of your work, it could be either. You do like the quick twist at the end…

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  7. Jules says:

    Children with empathy is a very good mix.
    Happy New Year!!
    I finally got my post in CR today with a mini mash up. 🙂

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  8. Dear C.E.,
    You do say the loveliest of things in the strangest of ways;
    Or is it the strangest of things in the loveliest of ways?
    I must listen again and perhaps again.
    With love, Nancy Green Eyes

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  9. Oh, the minds of children and their trains of logic! I could see some kid thinking this is a brilliant idea. Definitely gave me a chuckle.

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  10. I’ve heard of a fixed smile but really, CE? Brothers Grimm, eat your heart out. 🙂

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  11. jenne49 says:

    Oh honestly!
    I certainly shouldn’t be laughing like I am.
    This is a wee masterpiece of black humour and told in such a delightful child’s voice.
    A great reading to match and Phil Burns’ rabbit is wonderful, totally smile-inducing.

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