Disappeared 8

Bunch of carrots

Carrots. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

Chuckie and Ducks were dropped back home at their mother’s, two days early. Stepdad mumbled about a work thing he couldn’t get out of.

Translation? The twins were too much, even for him.

With Mom and Andrew gone, Eloise was left alone with the twins. Now they’d found her hide-away under the willow tree. She dropped her head, despairing, clenching her jaw.

The branches thrashed. The two punched through into her sanctuary, singing, “This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends!…”

Who the holy hell had exposed them to Shari and Lambchop?

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (04/18/2022): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about never ending. You can hyphenate never-ending or write an example of a story that never ends. What is endless and why? Go where the prompt leads!

For your listening pleasure: 10 hours of Shari Lewis and Lambchop and friends singing “This is the Song That Doesn’t End”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U2zJOryHKQ 

15 thoughts on “Disappeared 8

  1. Liz, I considered doing the song that never ends, but obviously I didn’t. I am so glad you did. Ever since the prompt was given, I’ve been singing that song. Finally, got it out of my head, and now I am singing it again. Well done. ~nan

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  3. I’m dying laughing, Liz! What fond memories of my Grandma Donna this story brings back and my mother’s reaction to her mother teaching me that song! Both of them grew up with Shari and Lambchop, and, yes, I passed that song down to my children. Good use of drawing us into this family moment, breaking up the sense of overwhelm with humor.

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