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Here, There Be Boggums

Charlie and Ann’s new home had two bedrooms, two baths, and a new roof – set on three acres.

Ann told him she didn’t like the old fence behind the house separating the lawn from the wood, maybe twenty-five feet long, it looked like it could topple at any time.

Charlie agreed with her; tugged a picket, and it came off effortlessly. “I’ll have this down by Thursday.”

But Thursday never came.

The Boggums came first.
They came that night.
Crept through the hole where the picket had been.

By morning the baby was gone.


Light and Shade Challenge Friday 30th May 2014

The prompt I used:

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.”
G K Chesterton

9 thoughts on “Here, There Be Boggums

    1. If it was unexpected I hope you had to read it twice. That’s usually what I have to do when I am surprised by a piece.


  1. Lots of history – just like Tom said, I really felt it. I find 100 words so tough, I treat it like a hard gym session for writing Lyssa M x


  2. Let’s hope your ‘Boggums’ and my ‘Things’ never get together.
    Great to meet someone with ‘similar wrinkles and folds’!


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