Not our first kid (Friday Fictioneers)


I’m in the backseat. And the car is surrounded by goats.

‘Mavis. Susie. Clementine.’ He acknowledges each of them as they pass.

‘Darl, look! It’s Josie. She’s just about to pop like you.’

I groan as another contraction reaches its peak.

He furrows his brow and mutters, ‘She seems to be handling it better though.’

‘Just. Get. Us. Moving! For God’s sake.’

‘Oh look, Darl! Josie’s coming to say hello.

The goat sticks her head through the open back window and bleats a loud ‘baaaaa’ right into my face.

I really shouldn’t have married a goat farmer.


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see:


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26 responses to “Not our first kid (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Oh that poor woman! You’ve built the story very well, Jessie. Enjoyed it.

  2. Hahaha! Oh, what a predicament THAT certainly was. I could see it coming without a telescope. Fun read!

  3. Very cute story and hope she makes it to the hospital in time. They have a lot of kids to get out of the way. Excellent! Nan 🙂

  4. A great, fun story Jessie, well done, I enjoyed reading it.

  5. Caerlynn Nash

    Funny! Good one! 🙂

  6. Ha ha! Poor thing. I hope she doesn’t have to have her baby alongside a goat!

  7. Having given birth to four children in four years myself, your story definitely resonates with me. Love the humour!

  8. I enjoyed your take on the prompt. Of course, if a baby is about to be born en route, she’ll be glad daddy has some experience birthing kids.


  9. Dear Jessie,

    I hope he’s brought the kid gloves since he’s about to deliver his own kid. Entertaining take on the prompt.



  10. Not kidding was he? For that could really get someone’s goat. Nice one.

  11. Oh! Some men are so DENSE! Saying hello to all the goats while his wife is in agony in the back seat. Kudos!

  12. Jessie, A good and funny story. 😀 I think if I was about to give birth a goat would be the last think I would want to smell. 😀 I hope she makes it to the hosital on time. Well written. —Susan

  13. Please forgive that “hospital” typo. —Susan

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