Grandma's Goulash at Succinctly Yours hosts this microfiction meme. Each week she posts a photographic prompt for inspiration and the challenge is to write a story using no more
than 140 characters or words. Below is this week's photo followed by my offerings.
Image courtesy Grandma's Goulash
‘Come along, ducky*, time for a swim,’ he said.
‘I’m not a duck, I’m a goose, just like you,’ she hissed.
(*’ducky’ is a term of endearment in UK)
Said the gander to his wife,
‘I will love you all my life.
We’ll build a nest together
And line it with soft feathers;
Sweet lavender I’ll bring you,
To soothe and comfort you who
With me will raise our goslings
And guard them against all things
Until they’re fully-fledged.’
Said the goose to the gander,
‘I love the way you pander
To my every wish and whim;
Our wedlock will never dim.
I, your faithful wife will be
And good mother, you will see;
We will keep the pike at bay
And tell our young to keep away
From the reeds and the sedge.'