The Collection: Baby Ducks Ate My Lunch

This past week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch ( ) was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction piece about baby ducks eating my lunch, and to go where the prompt led. The results were varied.

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following for the Collection:

Aloysius Loses His Lunch

One afternoon Aloysius met the pigs at the duck pond. The pigs loved to soak in the cool water although that wasn’t the white cat’s idea of fun.

 He avoided getting soaked if he could, but sometimes it was unavoidable. The ducklings splashed everyone in their quest for food.

 Their appetites were voracious; they were eating everything in sight including Aloysius’s kibble. Because of their splashing, he was cleaning water droplets off his fur. He finished his bath, turned to eat, but discovered his lunch was gone.

 “You ate my lunch,” he said, but the ducklings just quacked up.  

~Nancy Brady, 2022

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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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2 Responses to The Collection: Baby Ducks Ate My Lunch

  1. Jules says:

    Ah, so cute. Ducks eating Aloysius’s kibble.
    With some warnings of frost last week… I think our local ducks are waiting to lay their eggs.
    I’ve got some Mallards and even a different duck that is sort of solid tan/white (might be a Cambell) and another that might be a kind of Magpie. 🙂

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  2. We had snow today. About an inch or two,,,really fluffy flakes that melted off pretty quickly. We also had a pair of mallards on our front lawn near our ‘water feature’ (sump pump pump-out) yesterday. The pair shows up every year and then goes down the street and makes a nest. Got a few photos of them eating bird seed. Looking forward to seeing orioles soon. Cambell? I will have to look up that one. I’m not familiar with it.


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