A Word From Our Sponsor: 99-word

A Word From Our Sponsor

As a pharmacist, I dealt with all sorts of people with digestive issues. Through the years I counseled people on various problems like indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and other maladies of the gastrointestinal tract. Depending on the problem, remedies were suggested.

Products like Tums and Prilosec for heartburn; products like Ex-Lax and Miralax for constipation, and products like Imodium for diarrhea, Emetrol for nausea and vomiting, and the ubiquitous Pepto-Bismol used for everything.

The newest category is probiotics, which helps restore good bacteria to the gut, specifically the large intestine or colon. Thus, probiotics could be classified as colon-aids.

Nancy Brady, 2019

This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch was to be about colonnades. Ninety-nine words (no more, no less) only, and to follow where the prompt leads. I have to say that I took it in a different direction than what might be expected. Blame my muse who is in a fickle mood.

For more traditional flash fictions, check out the rest at http://www.carrotranch.com



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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11 Responses to A Word From Our Sponsor: 99-word

  1. Jules says:

    I just love the pun. I knew a doc once who just despised Pepto – said it was a cure all for nothing.
    Maybe he was one who’d rather prescribe something ‘harder’ for ills?

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    • I have to admit that I rarely, if ever, recommended Pepto-Bismal to anyone. Sold plenty of people who chose it, but it was my aversion to it that kept me for suggesting it. There were other choices, better choices in my opinion, but it was perfect for my 99-word flash, Jules.

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  2. Colon-aids – excellent word play!

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  3. Me too. I stop by from time to time, and I do keep up, but I would rather read…so I can release.


  4. By the way, I love puns.


  5. I like how you twisted this prompt into a new, unexpected direction.


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