Baby ducks vs Me

April 4, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to explain “baby ducks ate my lunch.” How did that happen? Who is the protagonist? Where did the baby ducks come from? Go where the prompt leads!


Mom always gave me something to eat when I went out every day. I placed my packet on the bench for safekeeping.

I didn’t pay any heed to the fact that it was now spring season and all kind of baby animals were making their appearances. Our goat had her kids and the duck who had been guarding her clutch of eggs for the last four weeks was now parading around with a row of fluffy ducklings in tow.

Imagine my shock when reaching for my lunch, all I found were baby ducks busy nibbling my sandwich and cookies.


Word count: 99

Written for Carrot Ranch’s Prompt, hosted by Charli Mills



53 thoughts on “Baby ducks vs Me

      1. There are some local water areas that have special food (like a gum ball machine) for the ducks. They reall don’t want you to feed the wild animals human food of any kind.

        Prompts take us to some unique places 🙂

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