Important papers had disappeared. Priceless memorabilia had been chewed on. This was the last straw – so to speak.
“I’m sorry, honey,” Ron said, “but the goat has to go.”
Anita glared at him. “I told you, he said he was from the government.”
“Also, I think you need help. Goats don’t talk.”
“Fine. Tell him, Billy. Tell him what you told me.”
Ushered angrily from yet another house, Billy the Goat laughed to himself. Yet another marriage on the rocks, and he’d even had a week’s worth of great eating. Trophy bases and vinyl records are the best.
30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Goat in the Living Room”
Best line so far this week! “Also, I think you need help. Goats don’t talk.”
Thanks Riya Anne! And hehe.
Good one, Anne. I love the humour.
This was a great one! Loved it.
priceless and so funny, the words: “. . . he said he was from the government.” i’m having a great laugh over your wonderfully written story, Anne.
Is Billy the Goat related to Mack the Knife? Sorry – the question just popped into my mind. Funny story
Ooh, what a nasty marriage-wrecking goat! Very imaginative take on the prompt.
Wicked goat! 🙂
Really funny, Anne. It was a good week for the goat, good eats and a failed marriage. What will he destroy next?
Thanks Amy. Clearly he must be stopped!
That’s one naughty billy goat.
Yes he is. 😉
Guess Billy got Ron’s goat and some tasty vinyl beside. 😉
And now we know why goats do not make good housepets! This was a fun story!
Ok…I never thought a goat could be a home wrecker but that just shows how creative the story is. good one.
Hah!! This got me laughing. I guess the secret to a good marriage is to keep government employed goats out of the living room. Great job!
Funny little goat
Tina from The Sunny Side of Life
Thanks Tina. 🙂
Anne, Humorous and well-written story. It looks like Billy needs to be put out to pasture. Who needs a paper shredder with a goat around. Well done. 🙂 —Susan
Thanks Susan, and yeah – pretty much. 😉
Oh what a mean Billy Goat. Someone needs to have him over for BBQ.
Out of this world. Bravo.