Onions – Carrot Ranch

Copyright C. E. Ayr

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

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She always smiles when the Frenchman appears.
He’s almost a caricature, with a beret, droopy moustache, ramshackle old bike and onions around his neck.
He speaks English with a heavy Breton accent, but the ancient eyes are kindly.
The road is narrow, he says, indicating the toys on the lawn, we must be careful for the children.
She buys, of course, more than she needs, still smiling as he says au revoir.
Later, speeding through country lanes, she sees onions scattered on a dangerous bend, and brakes to see the wrecked bicycle and broken body abandoned in the ditch.

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13 Responses to Onions – Carrot Ranch

  1. A sad ending but the telltale onions in the road made it play like a movie scene. So- well done.


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  3. What happened to the poor French Man?!


  4. Heartbreaking, C.E. I didn’t want it to end that way. 💔


  5. trishsplace says:

    Oh, how sad dude 😦 Nice writing, as always.


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