Without a Hat #flashfiction

This week a the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about naked gardening. Is it the veggies or the gardener who is naked? Go where the prompt leads!

This is my response. I hope you like it.

Without a Hat

The farmer was out standing in the field when, one day, a wind whipped up and snatched his hat, tossing it into the air. It swooped over the garden beds as if playfully daring, ‘Come catch me.’ But the farmer couldn’t catch the hat which had been a fixture on his head for countless years. Everyone said he looked naked without it, but no other hat would do. Without it, he wilted in sun’s heat and sagged in rain. As the parading seasons took their toll, he disintegrated and decomposed, continuing to nourish the garden in a new way.

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41 thoughts on “Without a Hat #flashfiction

  1. Jules

    I like your scarecrow farmer… I wonder though if the crows are smart enough to know scarecrows aren’t breathing. But they do bring a smile when done up so cute.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you, Jules. I think crows are known to be some of the cleverest birds, aren’t they? I don’t know if anything can really be put over them. Scarecrows are cute, though.

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        1. Norah Post author

          I did google it and am told it’s about a scarecrow. He was allowed different heads in the TV series. The mind boggles. Though I know what it means. 🙂

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  2. Michael B. Fishman

    The poor gardener, he reminded me of the Scarecrow from Oz. It’s interesting how we all have things in our lives – seemingly simple and meaningless things – and without them we feel naked and incomplete. Nice story.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I know the feeling. I couldn’t go there though. I tried for a take on the Emperor’s New Clothes but couldn’t quite get there. Adam and Eve also came to mind – didn’t want to go their either. 😂

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