You Said It Was Ok…

 

“No! How could you?”

“What? It’s just a bat.”

“Why would you kill it though? Bats are wonderful, mysterious creatures”

“No they are not. They are disgusting.”

“That’s your justification?”

“They are also annoying and ugly.”

“Anything else?”

“They are pests. They come into your house unwanted. They make noise.”

“So all those reasons make it ok to kill?”

“Yes. I just can’t stand to be around them. Killing them is just a public service.”

“Oh. Ok. Good to know”

“Hey, what are you doing with that shovel?”

“The way I see it, I’m…..doing a public service.”

“Wait! ……..”

 

 

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Look at these adorable baby bats!!!!

bats

Photo Credit: bordepanda.com

 

 

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This bit of flash fiction is in response to April 12 Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch literary community.

The Prompt: “In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.”

*Disclaimer: I in no way condone the killing of people. This was just meant to be a light and humorous take on the prompt.

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10 thoughts on “You Said It Was Ok…

  1. Pingback: For the Bats « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

      • Yes! Every October we will shut down the weekly challenges and have a rip-roaring Flash Fiction Rodeo. We’ll start making announcements in August and one contest will call for submissions throughout September. The rest of the Rodeo Contests will be held weekly. Each one has a first-place prize and there are eight contests. It’s free to enter.

        Also, not sure when, but we’ll have a contest that is not free to enter, but with a bigger prize award and proceeds used to fund a special scholarship to a school where my best friend taught English before she died. I’m working with the family on the details. So, yes, we do contests, too! Thanks for asking.

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