The Collection: Mud on the Tires

After writing her blog on the Carrot Ranch site about her anniversary, pheasant hunting, and a muddy truck, Charli Mills presented the Word Wranglers with the following prompt:

September 19, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about mud on the tires. The tires can be from any conveyance or serve as an analogy. How did they get muddy and why? What impact does mud on the tires have on the story (plot) or characters (motivation)? Go where the prompt leads!

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following story:


Annie learned to ride a bicycle long after her younger sister did. Soon, she could keep up with more experienced riders.  Often, Annie raced her sister home and won when she rode her older sister’s bike. The bike didn’t look racy at all with its balloon tires, but it was deceptively fast. It was fun to ride, too.

 Annie discovered that if she rode on the berm, she could ride in the ruts. She named this activity rut-riding and enjoyed the bumpy ride especially when it was wet. Splashing through puddles with mud in her tires made her smile.     

~Nancy Brady, 2022

To read all the Collection of 99-word stories about mud on the tires, check out the blog at Carrot Ranch.

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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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9 Responses to The Collection: Mud on the Tires

  1. JC home says:

    This reminds me of the Peppa Pig cartoon that my granddaughter likes. All the little animals like to jump in muddy puddles.

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  2. Jules says:

    Enjoying life should make anyone smile! 😀


  3. KL Caley says:

    Aww cute. I have a little one who adores jumping in puddles. I suspect rut-riding will be on the agenda too when he gets big enough to do it. Great response to the prompt. KL ❤

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