Flash Fiction #198

Moose Meat


Three men hire a bush-pilot to fly them to a remote moose-hunting lodge, and return a week later.

They shoot a moose, and pack the meat. When the pilot returns, he looks at the extra pile, and tells them that his plane won’t take the additional 1500 pounds.

“Aw c’mon, the guy last year let us.” Grudgingly, he agrees, and begins gaining speed across the lake. Just at the far shore, he lifts off, only to tangle with a tree.

One guy regains consciousness, and says, “Where are we?”

His friend replies, “About a hundred yards farther than last year.”


Please excuse me. I couldn’t write anything new, so I hope you don’t mind an old joke. I took one look at that photo, and this was all I could think about.


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

Friday Fictioneers

20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #198

  1. Dale says:

    I can’t help it. I cracked up!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. bearmkwa says:

    That’s funny, sad funny, but funny! You’d think that they would’ve learned. eheheh! Pilot should never have agreed.


  3. James McEwan says:

    Some people just never learn. Why didn’t they start from the placed they hit last year?


  4. lisarey1990 says:

    Fun & sad & great write!


  5. This is a hoot! What a grand take on the prompt.


  6. msjadeli says:

    This year’s — and last’s — Darwin Awards Winners! Three times the charm to (hopefully) take them out of the gene pool.


    • Archon's Den says:

      They only get Honorable Mentions. Any guy old enough to own guns has probably already bred, and is training the next generation.
      I personally knew a man whose group liked to go drinking and hunting. He sat on a fallen log, passed out, fell face-first into a snowbank. He would have suffocated if his friend hadn’t found him. 😯

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  7. Nan Falkner says:

    Made me laugh! Repeating over and over and expecting different results is NOT going to happen. THIS IS FUNNY!


  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    Some people never learn. Nice story with a great twist.


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