Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #16 – The Goose, the Girl and an Egg.



A bird with a woman on board

Came flying by

We saw, we marvelled

Then dismissed it all

An illusion said some

Figment of your imagination said the learned ones.

The next day they flew by again

Heads were raised, tongues wagged

Such silly times they all agreed

A bird being flown by a girl



Unheard of,

A girl, could you imagine?

The girl in question was unmoved,

When later in the supermarket

She was asked: Why? How?

She shrugged and said, why not?

The man who asked scoffed

Said it couldn’t be true

Called her a liar, a whore,

Said she was obviously a scarlet woman

But the girl produced an egg,

A golden egg

Which made them all stop and take notice

Where do you think this came from?

She left them dumbfounded

Skipped off humming

Something about the goose

Who laid the golden egg.


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10 Responses to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #16 – The Goose, the Girl and an Egg.

  1. Fandango says:

    That golden egg sure stopped their trash talk. Thanks for playing, Michael.

  2. Sadje says:

    Good one Michael. 👍

  3. Lyn says:

    Well obviously it should have been a man flying the goose. Everyone knows girls can’t fly geese. Preposterous!

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