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FF – Poor Ned

Here is my story for the 100 word flash fiction challenge Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week she also provided the photo.

To read the other stories for this week, click the blue froggy.


“Ugh. What the MyLittlePony is this?”

“Winter feed. Not a fan?”


“Get used to it. The grass is all wet and stuff so we get this instead.”

“What’re these hard bits?”

“Nutritional Supplement Number 87. Tasty. Ned’ll tell you. Where is Ned, anyway?”

“Last I saw, vet was with him. He didn’t look well.”

“Hope he’s okay.”

“I’m sure he’ll be fine. So what’s this under this patch of hay? Looks like a… a… face…”

“Let me see… oh. Oh dear.”

“What? What?”

“It’s Ned. Guess he didn’t make it. Tuck in, he always liked to be useful!”


  1. December 14, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Poor Ned. And to be so flippant about his demise.


    • December 15, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Yeah, you’d think they’d at least take a moment.


  2. December 14, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Oh, the horror!! Don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


  3. jellico84
    December 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    In my post-op, half drugged state this is absolutely hilarious! Poor Ned!


    • December 15, 2016 at 7:59 am

      There’s nothing like prescription medication to help along the humour! Hope you’re doing okay.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jellico84
        December 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        Much better, thank you.


  4. December 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Ha.. MyLittlePony fun… poor poor Ned.


  5. December 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, how delightful. I love the conversation between picky steeds.


    • December 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

      They’re quite discerning diners, horses 🙂


  6. December 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Oh, no! I’m laughing and feeling bad at the same time! WTMLP?! 😀


  7. Merbear74
    December 15, 2016 at 12:06 am

    So gross!! 😀


    • December 15, 2016 at 8:01 am

      The more I read and edited it, the grosser it seemed 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. December 15, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Poor Ned. And all that terrible winter feed.


  9. Lata Sunil
    December 15, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Ned liked to be useful.. hahaha.. ya. what else are they doing in the snow. Interesting take.


  10. December 15, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Nothing wrong with a little Soylent Green…. or whatever the equivalent is for horses. I only hope that if this ends up being my fate that I give someone a nasty case of indigestion…


    • December 15, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Revenge is best served very cold.


  11. December 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    That’s horses for you, phlegmatic, stoic… Good one, made me grin.


    • December 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Yep, life goes on. Unless you’re Ned.


  12. December 15, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Poor Ned indeed. Still the rest will eat well, so not a wasted demise. Good laugh.


  13. December 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Ned! At least he wasn’t late to the party heheh


    • December 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      He made it, though not perhaps as he would have wished 🙂


  14. December 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Dang, that was hilarious! Diabolically delicious, Ali.


  15. December 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Neigh? Love it. Your play on words is delicious…unlike Nutritional Supplement 87.




    • December 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Anything starting with the words “Nutritional Supplement” is bound to taste bad 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. December 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Poor horses having to eat the terrible winter feed! The stuff killed poor Ned. No problem. He is still going to be useful! LOL!


  17. December 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Oh my oh me.
    This is terrible and funny all at once.


    • December 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      That’s the best combination 🙂


  18. December 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Oh dear, poor Ned.. love the storytelling 🙂


    • December 15, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks! Poor Ned indeed. I’m sure he lived a long and happy life 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 16, 2016 at 5:27 am

        Welcome 🙂 I hope so! His ending was quite tragic though


  19. December 15, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Ewwww! I was laughing until then!


  20. December 16, 2016 at 12:22 am

    if it’s for a good cause, i’m sure ned will approve.


  21. December 16, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Bad enough to be a cannibal, but I’d want to know what Ned died of before digging in! Also, not sure I trust the “cook” who left a whole face in the pile, ew; does not bode well…


    • December 16, 2016 at 7:40 am

      It could have been anything and it doesn’t sound like he was particularly “well done”, so… 😦

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        Nope, they’re definitely not getting Top Chef treatment, those horses. 😉


  22. gahlearner
    December 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Only you can make gross so funny. Poor Ned indeed. Do they eat him?


    • December 17, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Funny/gross – it’s a delicate balancing act 🙂
      Did they eat poor Ned? I’ll leave that to your imagination!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. December 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Loved the story..loved the comments!
    Smiling here… 🙂 🙂


  24. December 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Brilliantly funny. Poor old Ned. A fabulous take on the prompt.


    • December 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Thanks! Poor Ned indeed 😦
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  25. December 18, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Yuk. Very funny in a yukky way. I hope they’re not going to eat Ned to supplement their winter diet.


    • December 18, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Me too. I’m sure the hay and Supplement will do them just fine.


  26. December 18, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Oh the horror. Love your stories 🙂


  27. December 19, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Hilarious and tragic. Tragic and hilarious. Poor, useful Ned


    • December 20, 2016 at 7:42 am

      He will be remembered fondly as a good worker, a good friend and a good meal.


  28. December 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Love the dialogue between the horses, and as for the fate of poor Ned … oh dear. But I love the way you cleverly spring it on us at the end. A great script to present to Hammer House of Horror films here. 🙂


    • December 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

      I’m glad you liked it. Even with the horror ending!


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