Friday Fictioneers–28 February 2014

Here’s the photo prompt from Sandra Crook for this week’s Friday Fictioneers 100-word stories. My story follows.

Copyright–Sandra Crook

Cow Tale, or a Load of Bull

Big Mack got an emergency call from the King of Burger.  The butcher got in the way of his cleaver and was unable to attend to business as usual. Hence, the royal herd of cattle had munched their last bit of hay and was threatening to stampede. The King asked if he could pay Big Mack for his hay and services with some nice, juicy steaks once the deed was done. That was an offer Mack couldn’t turn down. He loaded his wagon, hitched it to the tractor, and headed for the King’s estate. Unloaded, he asked “Where’s the beef”?

I hear you groaning already. If you’d like to read some good stories, check out the links on our chief cattle-wrangler Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. You’ll be glad you did! And don’t forget– you can write a story and share with the rest of us–and become an official Friday Fictioneer.

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers–28 February 2014

  1. There’s lot of great imagery in this 100-word story. “Where’s the beef” brings back lots of memories of the old Wendy’s advertisement, as well as its use in a political campaign. (I can’t quite remember which candidate said it.)


  2. You could use this in stand-up. Despite the beef thingy at the end. Mind you, I don’t think the French would appreciate the references to kings and royal estates, given their history. I suspect somebody might meet with an accident with a guillotine and end up as a steak. (Well, they eat horsemeat). 🙂


    1. Hmmm, how many people actually date themselves? Perhaps only those with huge egos! As for the story, I love plays on words, so I very much enjoyed this. At least when using the tractor, it wouldn’t be fast food. 🙂



  3. Well done and funny. There are still more than a few of us around who remember those commercials. They’re probably considered classics by now. The younger people can look it up on the internet or ask older family members, if they haven’t already.


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