Flash Fiction #128

Paul Bunyan

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast


Texans bragged for years about being, and having, the biggest everything in the country – if you like dust storms and cactus.

Then they let Alaska join the union, and Texas was like Avis, “We’re number 2, but we try harder.” The biggest things about Alaska are the oil spills and Sarah Palin’s imagination that she’s a real politician.

Welcome to beautiful, green, open Minnesota, where we have room to be big.  This here’s a wheel off Paul Bunyan’s baby carriage, that Babe the ox pulled….

Wait…. Don’cha want to hear about the giant eagle dropping big fish to make thunder??!


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


29 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #128

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Ah, it’s appropriate that you got to the “big fish” part of the big fish story. Funny take!

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  2. Dear Archon,

    I’ll admit that when I read your title I was just a tad nervous. Great piece. I’ll bet I’m laughing louder than you. 😉



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  3. BrainRants says:

    But I thought that was a compass… never mind. Don’t knock Texas, Archon. After ten years adjusting to the hell-like heat (relative to your acclimatization, that is), you’d love it.

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  4. aFrankAngle says:

    I’m stunned because I don’t know which of the many was my favorite line! 😀

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    • Archon's Den says:

      For a ‘well-mannered Canadian’, I sure can lob those social grenades over the border. I’ve twitted (not tweeted, I leave that to him) Trump so often that seriously, the wife worries about black helicopters Cadillac Escalades pulling up to the house. 😛

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      • Dale says:

        ‘Well-mannered Canadian’… I dunno, Archon… you have your moments! Just to give us all a little spice and not be considered so friggen “nice” all the time!!

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  5. Dale says:

    And, by the way, I loved this. A fun piece indeed!

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  6. michael1148humphris says:

    Yorkshire wants to join in, we are vast, then there is the Scottish Kilt.

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  7. goroyboy says:

    Fun one . Well done


  8. Lake Writer says:

    Highly readable boasting because of the syntax. Loved it.


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