Sometimes a Miracle!

cartoon PigMaximilian munched on his last MLT sandwich. The sun set over the mesa he lived atop. Years ago, it’d split away – like magic! – as the surrounding continent had sunk under the ocean. The sheep dwindled, while lettuce, tomatoes, and wheat thrived.

He knew it would be fish sandwiches from now on.

Max’s wife, Valerie, had known about his shameful craving for a BLT; pork was unlikely in their situation. On her death, tired of hearing him kvetch, she’d shrieked “When pigs fly!”

He sighed. And then heard the faint squealing and flapping of tiny wings, high above and circling.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (08/26/2021): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a flight of pigs. It can be farm or fantasy-related. The idea can be a tale, poem or memory. You can use the phrase as an expression. Go where the prompt leads!

6 thoughts on “Sometimes a Miracle!

  1. The image of a pig eating a mutton/lettuce/tomato sandwich made me smile. Poor Max… I just hope that his craving for a BLT and his having heard tiny wings flapping doesn’t mean he’s going to grab a shovel and visit Valerie?

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