Carrot Ranch: Sketch of Aunt Tillie (Flash Fiction)

Eulogy for Aunt Tillie

I remember Aunt Tillie affectionately although she preferred my sisters Sally and Connie more. I think she liked me more once I began wearing glasses. Aunt Tillie was a bit silly, even odd. She always wore dresses and slippers. She loved food, especially collard greens and haddock, but food had to be served on a platter. She loved puppies and kittens, too, but her favorite pet was her guppy, Freddie. She would watch him swimming around all afternoon long. She was an accountant. Bookkeeping was her life, but she was happiest when reading books, her favorite being Atlas Shrugged.

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to Carrot Ranch: Sketch of Aunt Tillie (Flash Fiction)

  1. Jules says:

    Now that is a different type of sketch!
    A character sketch! I like it. Always go where the prompt leads for you.

    You can include it in both the comments (or just the comments)
    And in the form which has been put back in.
    That is if you’d like others from the community to visit your post.

    Again, well done. Hugs, Jules

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    • Well, JP, it reminded me of a game we play and I just turned into that. It was fun finding the words to fit. I would have liked to have written the whole thing with as many words that fit my goal in writing it.
      I filled out the form on Carrot Ranch, but do I need the link on my page? I posted my link on the form when I posted it in the comment/form, but don’t know if I actually completed the circle.

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      • Jules says:

        I didn’t see your entry in the comments… I do both because sometimes there are folks who only like to comment on an entry there.
        But if you filled out the form your piece should get into the weekly compilation. But then only the readers who go to that post will see your piece and you won’t get ping or comments back. So that’s up to you.

        The link on your post/page is only if you want to. I do because I link to all my inspiration/ prompts so in case another writer wants to go there… it’s an easier find.

        Also you can add to your ‘story’ if you want. Some folks, and I’ve done it a couple of times say… continuing the story beyond 99 words go to my blog.

        And others add CR to their regularly scheduled posts that have reviews or other information. So it’s really just up to what you want to do. But when I put my 99 word piece in the comment section – that’s generally (but not always) what I put there. Sometimes when I have several prompts I include them on my blog post. Like when I use a wordle/ word list or have done some research that adds to the post prompt.

        Explore the offerings and see what others have done. šŸ™‚

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  2. I posted it in the comments, JP. Thanks for helping me out here. I don’t quite understand the concept for posting. I understand 99 words and it was fun to play with it. I have read some of the others and I don’t think my post is quite in the same category. Alas…


  3. Jules says:

    Always go where the prompt leads. Not necessary to be literal… BoTS = Basted on a True Story are always welcome even when there is some stretching of the imagination or especially because of ‘it’.

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  4. Wonderful, Nan! I think I would have loved your Aunt Tillie!

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