This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt, which actually has been extended until October 26, was to write in 99 words (no more, no less) about mud, whether actual or metaphorical mud. The writers were to embrace the mud since writing can be such a messy business.
This pedometer geek writer decided to write another story about Aloysius. Not sure it measures up to some of the others, but it is as follows:
Embracing the Mud
Every so often, Aloysius would wander down to the farm where the pigs lived. He considered those pigs his friends.
The pigs, which Aloysius saved, loved wallowing in the mud especially if it was hot. That’s what they were doing when Aloysius arrived. The pigs invited the white cat into joining them, but Aloysius declined.
The mud looked messy and sticky. Aloysius was a fastidious feline, and he didn’t want to clean the mud off his fur afterwards.
When a piglet fell into the puddle and began to flail around, however, Aloysius willingly jumped in, pulling the piglet out.
~Nancy Brady, 2021
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