Saturday, April 7, 2012

You can practically taste the pong

‘You have to do something,’ the woman said. ‘It’s disgusting.’

‘What exactly do you think I should do?’

‘Close them down. Or at least ask them to clean the place up. You’re the environmental health officer, you tell me.’

‘It’s a farm, Mrs Doyle. You’re living in the countryside. Farms smell of ... of farms.’

‘Well, it’s unhygienic. You can practically taste the pong. My washing reeks of it. We didn’t pay a fortune to live here for the place to be smelling like a pig sty.’

‘You can’t make animals wear deodorant.’

‘It’s uncivilised.’

‘It’s nature.’

‘Well it stinks.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Rob - Yes, indeed, humans want what they want. But they don't want any inconvenience about it! Well done

pattinase (abbott) said...

Nicely told, Rob. I have to try this sometime.