Ninety seven words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Ramshackle and the limit, 97 words. 




Farmer Fred had a barn. 

It was somewhat ramshackle, goodness  knows how it remained standing. Wonkey roof,  broken beams, leaning walls. Farmhand Frank dreaded going in, especially when it was windy. You should have heard it creak! Even the animals looked sheepish when they were dragged towards it. 

He had this sprightly ram called Sam. Sam the lambing machine! Bend over anywhere near him and you’d get your butt butted.

One day Fred shackled the ram to the barn. Sam spotted a dishy ewe and excitedly lunged in her direction.

Farmer Fred used to have a barn.



24 thoughts on “Ninety seven words

  1. Sunra Rainz Sep 19, 2021 / 10:17

    Gosh, this is so naughty, Keith! You do a good punchline, you really do! 😀

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  2. rochellewisoff Sep 19, 2021 / 17:33

    And then Sam the Ram formed a band called Sam the Ram and the Pharaohs. Right? Well maybe not. Cute story. You never fail to give a chuckle, Keith.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 19, 2021 / 17:52

      Great idea, or maybe Farmer Fred and the Ram Sam Band in honour of Geno Washington! What have you started? Thanks for chuckling along Rochelle.

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  3. Dale Sep 19, 2021 / 19:10

    Haha! I had a feeling that barn would be no more. What was Fred thinking?

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  4. hilarymb Sep 20, 2021 / 14:43

    Hi Keith – great fun … and yes the law of unintended consequences … cheers Hilary

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  5. Bill Sep 21, 2021 / 09:21

    Very funny, Keith. But you just can’t keep a good ram tied to the barn. 🙂

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