The Sheep – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant ever hurt an animal
Although he occasionally sits on a cat
But it is always an accident
He does not set a precedent
He is not happy when he sees that cat flat

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by sultry shepherdess Rochelle, a flock of fabulous fablers present stories of ‘shear’ sublimity.
Just for ewe.
And ASheepishElephant tries to avoid baaa-aad jokes.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright Adam Ickes

Copyright Adam Ickes

The Sheep

It is a difficult situation.
I mean, his time-keeping is awful.
And he is the untidiest character imaginable.
He wreaks havoc wherever he goes, leaves the store-room a mess.
He smells terrible.
But he is the best accountant I have ever met.
There is no pulling the wool over his eyes!
And I really like him, he has a great sense of humour.
But it is a question of necessity.
The recession is biting hard.
Money is tight.
The annual staff picnic is a major event in our calendar.
We always have a barbecue, so what choice do I have?

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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37 Responses to The Sheep – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I love the funny spin you put on the prompt πŸ™‚

    Shailaja/The Moving Quill

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  2. Indira says:

    Loved the intro as usual.’ recession is biting hard’ so true, to all of us.Very fun post.

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  3. Sarah Ann says:

    Very funny. Now what’s best – books that the tax man can’t question or keeping the staff happy? Great imaginative take.

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  4. AnnIsikArts says:

    Actually a very clever presentation of how we justify to ourselves what we believe to be ‘wrongdoing’. πŸ™‚

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  5. I liked your flat cat and cooked mutton dressed as lamb. LOL

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  6. MythRider says:

    Oh come on, where’s the honor? Who will be the blame when finances don’t add up?
    Well, I hope the picnic was memorable at least.
    Cute!

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  7. Bastet says:

    Oh my! Poor ‘lil lamb .. another victum of the terrible economic situation! But a wonderfully funny poem for you! Lol!

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  8. draliman says:

    Oh no, don’t barbecue him!
    I loved your intro as well, very “punny” πŸ™‚

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  9. I like both my accountants and my goats bar-b-que’d.
    I especially like my accountant cooked on a horizontal spit.
    Randy

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  10. RoSy says:

    He sounds like a keeper! πŸ˜‰

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  11. The ram is so lovable that he cannot end on the table for dinner.

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  12. Oh no, don’t eat the sheep! So funny to have a sheep as an accountant. I enjoyed this very much πŸ™‚

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  13. Nan Falkner says:

    Oh Elephant! You made me laugh so hard! You are funny, funny! Have a good week! Nan πŸ™‚

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  14. Elephant, That’ll be one coumpany barbecue that’ll go down in history. Run accountant, run! O_o If word gets out, they may have trouble hiring another accountant. Humorous and well written as usual. πŸ™‚ —Susan

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  15. liz young says:

    Noooooooo! You can’t eat him!

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  16. Ellespeth says:

    Oh my goodness πŸ˜› This was a funny one and well written!
    Ellespeth

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  17. It just kept getting funnier – from your introduction to the end. But oh, there’s a bite in the tail.

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  18. Lyn says:

    Oh no! Poor little ram. LOL you’ve done it again Mr A.

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  19. Ha! I loved this! Your stories never fail to throw me into roaring laughter, Elephant. Our accountant here isn’t much of a joy either, but I don’t think he’d taste very good barbequed. Thanks for the idea though. πŸ˜‰

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  20. This is very fun! Well done.

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  21. Oh, I wasn’t expecting that! and the image of the flat cat was still in my head too….
    Well told πŸ™‚

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  22. Judah First says:

    As usual, I enjoyed the prologue as much as the great tale! Nicely done. πŸ™‚

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  23. camgal says:

    Haha AnElephantcant, I guess the recession isn’t the only thing that is biting hard πŸ˜‰ good one.

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  24. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear AEC,

    You’re warped, nicely so.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  25. Hannah says:

    As if getting fired wasn’t bad enough, he’s getting roasted, too! Clever as always.

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  26. Adam Ickes says:

    This was great, Sir Elephant. You truly are a master with words.

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  27. I hope they find him tough and flavourless.

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  28. Jan Brown says:

    Oh, you wicked, wicked elephant πŸ™‚ What a tasty twist ending !!!

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  29. emmylgant says:

    Great take on the prompt. I wondered what you were going to do with it…
    As always, a well-seasoned tale.
    AnElephantCan and does do it ever time!

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  30. Al says:

    I sheepishly like the way ewe rammed this in πŸ™‚

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  31. emmylgant says:

    Great take on the prompt. I wondered what you were going to do with it…
    As always, a well-seasoned tale.

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  32. Dear Elephant,

    Sounds like the menu starts with roast leg of accountant and hot crossed puns for dessert. Well done, sir. πŸ˜€

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  33. Oh, you always have such a wicked sense of humor. I love it. That’s some serious downsizing.

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  34. MrBinks says:

    Funny from start to finish, nice one!

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  35. storydivamg says:

    Cute ending there, Elephant. I was wondering where you would end up with this, and you didn’t disappoint.

    Cheers!
    MG

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