In the Clover: A 99-Word Flash Fiction

This week over at Carrot Ranch ( ), the prompt was to write a 99 word (no more, no less) using the phrase “over the water.” The following is the pedometer geek writer’s take on the prompt:

In the Clover

Aloysius, the white cat, was running alongside the black horse. The horse leaped over a fence; Aloysius jumped through the slats, and they continued across another open field nearing a swiftly flowing stream.

The horse easily jumped across the water, but Aloysius stopped on the bank.

Aloysius didn’t particularly like getting wet (and what cat does?), but there was no way he could make the lengthy jump the steed did. He didn’t want to use his blue jay feather to fly though.

Standing in green clover, Aloysius wished there was a bridge, and in the wishing, a bridge appeared.

~Nancy Brady, 2021

To read all of the 99 word flash fictions, check out blog.

Last week’s prompt was to write a 99 word (no more, no less) about an author’s chair. This pedometer geek missed the cutoff date because the muse abandoned me until the following day. The following is the pedometer geek’s take on the prompt:

Sitting Pretty 

“Author, author!” the crowd at the bookstore chanted. They were here to see the famous author, who had written the series, Fractured Fairy Tails.

 G. E. Locke had not only become famous for her twists on fairy tales, but she was very particular about everything especially her author’s seat.

When she arrived, she had tried out the high-backed armchair; she tried sitting in the recliner. She even tried out an ergonomic desk chair. She rejected them all.

None of them felt quite as comfortable as she desired. Finally, Goldie sat down in a wooden rocker. It was just right.  

~Nancy Brady, 2021

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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6 Responses to In the Clover: A 99-Word Flash Fiction

  1. Jules says:

    Have you seen the commercial where the Cowboy has his cat round up the cattle, and then also fetch a stick in the pond? Funny.

    But then I think most cats would rather not have water baths! 😉 Nice to see cat and horse enjoying each other’s company.

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    • Yes, I have, and I agree with you–it is funny. That cat is pretty amazing even if the other guy doesn’t recognize the cat’s talents.

      No, cats don’t like baths. The fact that my beloved Bearcat tolerated a bath at the end of her life meant it was time.

      I need a name for the horse if he remains part of the story, but I haven’t quite figured out how I am going to end it. As long as Charli gives us prompts that I can manipulate into an Aloysius story,

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  2. Maybe, or perhaps this will be the last time the horse is a player in the saga.


  3. Aloysius is like the coolest cat! I remember the Fractured Fairy Tales cartoon on Rocky and Bullwinkle.

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    • Thanks, Michael B. Fishman. I appreciate your comment on Aloysius. He arose based on a prompt from Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch blogsite. Then he just keeps returning.
      I loved the Fractured Fairy Tales, too. That was my favorite part of Rocky and Bullwinkle. I enjoyed the whole show, but the fairy tales were the best part..

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