Bounty of Hamsters
An unholy racket comes from the cage, where Nicole’s hamsters, Josh and John, are staying until she comes home from vacation. I never thought I’d be a hamster sitter.
I peek into the cage, looking for my furry roommates. They have a big surprise for me. “Oh my God! You guys are naughty.” I set the cage on a newspaper with a headline about a bountiful harvest and snap a pic. Then, I text my friend.
Riddle time. What do you get when you have two hamsters that you think are both boys but they aren’t?
Fifteen baby hamsters!
I hope you enjoyed my take on this week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what it is to gather a harvest. You can use the phrase or show what it means without using the words.
The funny thing about this story is it’s 100% true, down to the newspaper’s headline. If I can find that picture, I’ll add it to the post. So I guess it wasn’t really flash fiction. Let’s call it a flash memoir.