Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tom In 101

This week's Writer's Challenge from Mama Kat tickled my fancy with the topic:
4.) Write a story in exactly 101 words. (winner gets a 25 dollar gift card!)
(inspired by Jennifer from The Peterson's Go Public)

The Story of Tom

Tom gazed back across the open field to the river bottom that beckoned so promisingly. Nothing was better than eating his fill of the grain and berries laying on the ground followed by a drink, a dust bath, and a nap in the warm late afternoon sun.

Alas, Tom would not be able to enjoy this idyllic spot. Just this morning someone with a bow and arrow had narrowly missed making Tom the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving feast. Now it was the time for Tom Turkey to hide in the upland hedgerows. His normal life could resume in a few days.

So there you have it - my 101 word semi-coherent paean to Tom Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! (And if you are one of those odd crews that celebrate at a different time (eh too, Cannuk) or don't celebrate Thanksgiving, you can content yourself with a picture me getting stuffed.)


  1. Good job! This challenge seemed very hard to me.

  2. Poor Tom, he is a wanted bird!!!! Very cute!!!

  3. Tom Turkey! : ) Great story Dan! I love your creative mind! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Stopping by from Kat's! You made me hungry for Tom!

  5. Tom may have escaped this time...but there's always next year. We're gonna get him.


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