We hold Mountain Goat races here, it’s the perfect venue. Punters come for miles. Why you ask ? It’s has an outstanding spec – the narrowest track, the longest drop you can imagine, truly jagged rocks at the bed of the ravine. There’s a waterfall half way round, good slippage under hoof, a thorn bush section
The goat owners ? Crazy men, big bets. Its an elite event highly secret, only open to aficionados. True goat handlers who like the supreme challenge. Hikers not welcome.
My money’s on Twinkletoes the Third and Billy the Kid.
The prize ? Voucher for a Mindfulness course.
March 27, 2018 at 7:54 pm
Yes, that last line is really funny. Hmmm. Maybe a goat could benefit from mindfulness training on such a tough course, but the winning goat is already in good shape.
March 28, 2018 at 7:55 am
Glad you enjoyed the tale. Guess Mindlfulness and winning don’t go together ?
March 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm
Poor goats! But what about the vouchers?
Liked your take on the prompt, Francine. 🙂
March 26, 2018 at 7:27 pm
Wonderfully told story. Thanks for the laugh.
I also felt that this story is different than your other FF stories that I have read so far, but equally brilliant,all the same.
March 27, 2018 at 11:39 am
Thank you Moon, for your appreciation and your comment.
March 26, 2018 at 7:49 am
Loved your descriptions here – I can absolutely imagine the race! A well told tale
March 26, 2018 at 7:54 am
Glad you liked the story Lynn. I enjoyed writing it !
March 26, 2018 at 2:56 am
Really fun read.
March 26, 2018 at 7:44 am
Glad you enjoyed it Lisa.
March 25, 2018 at 8:03 pm
Can you exchange those vouchers for beer at the cantina?
March 26, 2018 at 7:45 am
Bet you can !
March 25, 2018 at 12:38 am
That was delightful… and I’m thinking these are not the type of folk who would appreciate such a prize!
March 25, 2018 at 10:51 am
Thanks Dale. I can’t imagine them doing Minfulness !
March 25, 2018 at 11:47 am
Hah! Then again… nah…
March 24, 2018 at 5:46 pm
If they survive, they won’t think they need mindfulness 🙂
March 25, 2018 at 10:52 am
Think you’re right Granonine.
March 24, 2018 at 5:18 am
Ha ha ha, good fun. Something tells me the goat owners are not going to be too impressed by the prize.
March 25, 2018 at 10:54 am
Glad you enjoyed the story. Think they’d prefer a money prize !
March 23, 2018 at 9:01 pm
What a delightful take on the prompt. Love the names.
March 25, 2018 at 10:54 am
Thank you Rochelle- glad you enjoyed the tale.
March 23, 2018 at 6:54 pm
Your story had me smiling all the way through – and chuckling at the last line. Well told, Francine!
March 23, 2018 at 8:16 pm
Thank you very much Penny – pleased it got you chuckling.
March 23, 2018 at 6:01 pm
Haha…loved the last line. A very enteraining tale. 🙂
March 23, 2018 at 6:22 pm
Thank you Kat – glad you liked it. I tried to imagine these guys doing Mindful breathing, ho ho !!
March 23, 2018 at 6:36 pm
haha. That’s a good one. 😀
March 23, 2018 at 4:45 pm
Great whacky story – loved the imaginative names for the goats, and the prize.
March 23, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Thanks Jilly – glad you like the prize& goat names – one had to be Billy the Kid didn’t it ?
March 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm
It’s not always about winning, I guess. And I wouldn’t be much interested in winning that prize. Amazing take.
March 23, 2018 at 6:26 pm
Thanks Sandra. Something about the photo of the trail disappearing around the mountain set me going.
March 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm
A delightful tale with a perfect final line!
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March 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm
Thank you Keith, I appreciate your feedback – glad you like the last line…
March 23, 2018 at 8:30 am
Though it sounds like they need that voucher, I’m not sure how they’ll take to it 🙂
March 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm
Think you’re right – I can’t imagine them meditating at all.
March 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm
What a fantastic take on the prompt! The entire story made me smile. Thank you.
March 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm
Wonderful take, great fun – poor goats!
March 23, 2018 at 8:07 pm
Thank you Iain – pleased you liked it. Believe me – in real life I am an animal lover !
March 22, 2018 at 9:49 pm
Amusing take on the prompt. It reminded me of goat yoga. Not that I have ever participated. Seems like goats are the in-thing now.
March 22, 2018 at 8:11 pm
My money is on Billy the Kid. Did I win? How do you get the goats to concentrate on the race – a fanciful tale indeed. Loved it.
March 23, 2018 at 8:09 pm
Pleased you enjoyed the story- think Billy the Kid should win just because of his name !! Maybe all the goats just wandered off and ate the thorn bushes ?
March 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm
KIller last line!
March 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm
Glad you liked it…can you imagine guys like that doing Mindfulness ??
March 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Only with your help