Hide the Goat – Friday Fictioneers – July 12th

Hello and welcome back to the weekly fiction exploration led by the fabulous Rochell Wisoff-Fields each week. I wish I could say I made time to read everyone’s posts this week, but that is not true. In fact, it has not been true for a few weeks. I guess I should feel bad, and I do somewhat, but I have a great reason or actually list of reasons. You see I am blessed to have over three acres to tend and Spring and Summer is a very busy time. Between caring for the lawn and our love of flowers and vegetables I just have very little extra time. Couple that with the push to get my fiction novel ready to go out to Beta Readers by September 1st and I am busier than a sore tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

I want to share a couple of pictures of my garden with you so you can see what I mean.


Corn planted early is getting pretty tall. Hopefully we can enjoy fresh corn on the cob in 4-5 weeks.

Corn planted early is getting pretty tall. Hopefully we can enjoy fresh corn on the cob in 4-5 weeks.

The photo this week is from Randy Mazie. Even though I have not tried much humor, because sometimes I just cannot concoct a funny story I wanted to give it a shot this week. Hopefully the crickets can be held at bay.

(Genre: Humor 100 words)

“Why‘re you looking at me like that?”

“I never saw a goat in a graveyard before.”

“Well, I was looking for a place to hide,” said the goat

“From who?”

“The farmer. He wants to ship me off for someone to eat.”

“Who sent you here?”

“Some block headed kid. He had a yellow shirt with a black stripe.”

“Was there a football involved?”

“Yes, he’d just tried to kick one and this crazy girl jerked it away from him.”

“That happens a lot. He probably has brain damage.”

“Really! Who would send a goat to a graveyard to hide?


copyright – Peanuts Wiki


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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30 Responses to Hide the Goat – Friday Fictioneers – July 12th

  1. kz says:

    fun story 🙂 great garden ^^ and good luck with the novel

  2. Cool tale, very amusing.

  3. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Joe,

    Don’t get caught up in the response quid pro quo thing. Just write a good story and, like your garden, readers will sprout and grow.



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