Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Poisoned Apple

This past week I wrote about my first attempt at “flash fiction“, writing a 99-word blog post in response to a prompt. The prompt last week was “rock star”, and this week it is “poisoned apple“.

Here is my entry for this week’s prompt:

I was working in the lab late one night, tasked with trying to find a safer, cheaper, and more environmentally-friendly formula for our top-selling weed killer.

While typing notes on my Macbook, I absentmindedly reached for the beaker containing the latest compound.

Unfortunately, some of the liquid fell onto the keyboard, and I watched in horror as smoke began to come out of my computer.

The screen went blank a few seconds later, and nothing I could do would bring it back to life.

It was then that I realized what the problem was, I had a poisoned Apple.

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25 thoughts on “Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Poisoned Apple

      1. I did 😀 Took me a minute to get it. I was thinking – how has he poisoned an apple? He hasn’t mentioned an apple. Doh! I’m a bit slow like that 😀


      2. I miss a lot of jokes as well, thank heaven my wife is here to explain them to me. And by the way, as a fellow vegan, thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of the vegan lifestyle and community!


      3. Oh Jim! Sorry I rudely left before I saw your reply! 😀 Thank you so much for your kind words, that makes me very happy 😀 Have a brilliant vegan weekend 😀


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