Crimson’s Creative Challenge #17

CA1DC07D-D188-4ACF-9C50-ADFA10617F91Donovan had committed the unthinkable. Whilst being groomed ready for the North of England livestock fair he had suddenly gone berserk. With a furious snort he turned and kicked Old Bill, the farmhand and groomer. While he lay winded Donovan had stamped upon his heaving chest then thrust his horns directly into Bill’s stomach. By the time they had controlled the bull, poor Bill was dead through shock and loss of blood. These countrymen were superstitious, Donovan could not go unpunished. Custom decreed that Donovan must die and the punishment had to be hanging.  There was one problem, gallows had not been used for many years and the wooden beams would never hold his weight. At once the solution became clear. The old railway bridge. The central girder was strong enough. That evening honour was satisfied. Later in the evening the unexpected ox roast went well.

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Filed under Alternative history, As you read it, Flash fiction, Old knowledge, Self compositions, Whimsical

5 responses to “Crimson’s Creative Challenge #17

  1. Ox roast sounds tasty! 😉

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  2. Brilliant. And chuckle-worthy. 🙂

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  3. Ramyani Bhattacharya

    Awesome, indeed.😄

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  4. waste not, want not… very clever.

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