Obstinate Sheep

Written as part of Friday Fictioneers, which offers the image as inspiration to write a fiction in 100 words (or less).

Photo © Sandra Crook

Obstinate Sheep

The time showed 10:11 when he punched in to the system. Eleven minutes late, and all because those obstinate sheep wouldn’t let him have his way, he cursed.

“Bastian, this just won’t do! We need punctuality at this office.”

All he could do was stare back at his boss, biting back the response he had wanted to give.

“The report you gave me yesterday is all wrong too. It’s not the way I wanted it.”

Bastian shook his head silently as he walked to his cabin.

“These damned sheep are everywhere,” he muttered softly, so his boss wouldn’t hear.

This is my 4th Festival of Words. I’m not having a particular theme this time, but I shall travel down memory lane and revisit some posts I had written inspired by Write Tribe prompts. For a previous Festival, we were given 9 sentence fiction as a theme, for which I had written this fiction about a bedtime story. I attempt a nine sentence fiction today as well.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 13th July 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

22 thoughts on “Obstinate Sheep”

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: