“Wild West Showdown,” #99-Word Stories

two men standing beside brown wooden cabinet

The Carrot Ranch August 15, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that uses the idea or phrase, “floppy as puppy ears.”

You can be explicit or implicit in your response. What is floppy and why? It doesn’t have to be about dogs at all. Go where the prompt leads!

Submit by August 20, 2022. The RULES

“Barmaid, bring me a drink,” shouted Jim Hammond. He threw his cards down on the table. Another loss was hard to take.

“Where’s that girl? I want a drink, now!”

Miss Kitty glared at the poker table. She had served these gritty cowboys for years. She knew just how to handle the rowdy ones.

She smoothed her dress in place, paying special attention to her bustle, which in later years had become as floppy as puppy ears.

She sauntered over with a bottle of booze in her hand.

“Here ya go, Jim.” With one fell-swoop, she knocked Jim out!

Thanks for reading!


  1. This is from Jules (My icon is there…below the fill in the blank space but the last comment I left to your rant I’m guessing went straight to spam…);

    You know that anonymous icon was the same one I had recieved when I left a comment for another in-state-blogger! Anyway….

    I like how you used Floppy!!

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