Saturday Mix – February 25, 2017 – Bastet


Write a tall tale in 100 words


It had been a hot summer on the farm. No rain meant the crows were flying backwards to keep the dust from their eyes and the farmer was having to spray water on his chickens to stop them laying hard boiled eggs.

To make it worse on one hot and windy day his chickens had laid the same eggs twice.

Something had to give. Already his farm hands were crushing stones from the creek bed to extract water from them. Tonight as he cooked his eggs on the bitumen outside his house he thought things had to improve.


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22 Responses to Saturday Mix – February 25, 2017 – Bastet

  1. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    What a delicious sense of humour and imagination, Michael. Water from a stone, flying backwards…I must try walking backwards next month during those March winds:)

  2. kim881 says:

    Ha ha ha! Crows flying backwards and chickens laying the same eggs twice! Sounds like the apocalypse…

  3. Bastet says:

    Yeah! (she said clapping her hands ecstatically) I simply love your tale! 😀

  4. Lyn says:

    Thank you so much for the laugh Michael. It sounded just like a stand up comedy routine 😀

  5. Lyn says:

    P/S From the ages of 5-12 we owned a poultry farm with 1,500 chooks from 2 days old to old boilers. Of course if was for egg production and boy, did we have some eggs 🙂

  6. I imagine some people would appreciate chickens laying hard boiled eggs… Would save the step of boiling them youself.

  7. wordwitch88 says:

    LOL – amazing tall tale …. my how you are a man who stand with great presence Michael 🙂

    Loved this from start to finish – clever, delightful and worth more than chuckle or three – yes, yes, I was snorting at the start with the unexpected crows flying backwards and it just “snow/dust balled” from there 😉

    Great start to my early Saturday morning – so thank you 😀

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that the heat breaks for you 🙂

    • Michael says:

      Much more pleasant this past week, temps reaching the high 30’sC we can handle especially when it cools overnight…and rain today…love it..

      • wordwitch88 says:

        the high 30sC …. ummmm gives a whole new meaning to broil and bake – but if there is rain to begin to replenish and cool things down? hope your late summer brings some showers to temper the heat.

        Take care, stay cool, and when raining? strip down and enjoy it? 😉

        Have a great week Michael 🙂

  8. This was delicious. I do feel for the hot chickens and the worried farmer, but the idea of ready-made grub is sort of appealing. 😀

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