Higgledy Piggledy - A 100 Word Story
February 15, 2010 flash fictionOne of the drawbacks in participating the Weekly Challenge is that sometimes the topics get... well... silly. Like this week, with "Anything You Want", "Higgledy Piggledy", and "Tree". Le sigh. Still, I think this story works - so go vote for it over at the Weekly Challenge site. You can listen to it below using the player, or download it from here if that's borked. The background music comes from this sample from the Freesound Project.
I ran as fast as my stubbly little hooves would go. Gary said my running was "higgledly-piggledly", but Gary's dead now.
My tree had fallen. It wasn't strong enough. Stronger than Gary's straw hut, strong enough to give me a chance to run, but that was all.
Ralph stared wide-eyed at me through the window of his brick house.
"Let me in!"
A tear ran down Ralph's cheek. He didn't open the door.
The wolf's breath was hot on my neck.
"Your choice, little piggy. I'll eat you any way you want."
I tried to choose something quick.