“When Pigs Fly,” 99-Word Story, #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch August 26, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a flight of pigs. It can be farm or fantasy-related. The idea can be a tale, poem or memory. You can use the phrase as an expression. Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by August 31, 2021

Image by No-longer-here from Pixabay

“Come one, come all, the circus is in town,” bellowed the bearded lady.

Me and Jude stood at the side of the road and gawked at the circus wagons. The calliope played with such fervor we had to cover our ears from the noise. We’d never smelled so many smells at the same time.

When the wagon of monkeys stopped, the critters screeched and pointed, like we were the funny ones.

“What do you think, Jude? Is your ma gonna let you go?”

“I hope so. Last year when I asked her all she said was, “When pigs fly!””

© Colleen M. Chesebro

36 thoughts on ““When Pigs Fly,” 99-Word Story, #flashfiction

        1. I used to go to the circus museum in Baraboo, WI as a child. It was magical! Old circus wagons drawn by horses that were so beautiful. I took my grand children to a circus in Montana years ago. It just wasn’t the same. ❤️

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    1. LOL! I saw this in mind as a flash from the past-back when the coming of the circus was exciting to kids. It’s hard not to get a Stephen King or Dean Koontz edge to any story about a circus! LOL! 🤡🎪🎡🎠

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    1. LOL! I could see these two boys in mind. In the 1930’s in America the circus was a big deal. Strange and wonderful sites were found under the big top circus tent. It’s not like that anymore but it’s still fun to see. ❤️

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