Silver Spoon – Carrot Ranch

Copyright C. E. Ayr

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

Click here to hear the author read his words:

Silver Spoon

I was the Golden Child, the first grandson, born with every conceivable advantage in life.
With family money behind me, I went to the best schools, then Edinburgh to study medicine.
I was blessed with good looks and charm, and girls flocked to me.
When I was thirty, wild oats well sown, I married Gloria, the right girl from the right family, who soon produced two fine sons and a darling daughter.
But I drank too much, abandoned the practice, my looks faded, and things fell apart.
Now my wife has left me, taking the children.
Sic Transit Gloria.

This entry was posted in Sound Bite Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Silver Spoon – Carrot Ranch

  1. A rise and fall in 99 words with a warning to all at the end. I thought this was excellent.


  2. Pingback: Gloria Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  3. Thus passes the glory, indeed.
    If this is a true story, rest assured; from my vantage point you still have your good looks, charm and an enchanting voice.
    Carry on, C.E. Carry on! 💫


  4. Clever tale. So did she go on a Mundi? 😉


  5. jenne49 says:

    A life in 99 words and a brilliantly witty take on the prompt.
    I’m still laughing here


Leave your Sound Bite here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.