LMM 240: Grumpy Goat

Claimer: I do hereby claim all rights and responsibility for the characters in this series of vignettes because the Amaranthine Saga is mine. (Which means I should probably behave myself since anything I say or do could be taken as canon.) Indulge the lot of us, especially the one who is usually the life of the party.

Grumpy Goat

Jacques next texted Ginkgo. Predictably, Nonny answered with a glaring selfie. Jacques wasn’t sure if the goat-crosser had been designated Ginkgo’s secretary or if he’d simply picked the fox’s pocket.

You missed Christmas!!!

I’m sure you managed without me

I mean YOU missed Christmas
You *like* parties
Argent’s a scrooge for making you work

Jacques couldn’t think of a single glib thing to say. So he told the truth.

Christmas is too depressing
I ran away

Are you stupid?


Get home
You have a gift and everything

Hey, nonny, nonny?


Is it from you?


Posted: May 13, 2021
Prompt: Runaway, suggested by bella_ami
Words: 100

Summary: Jacques Smythe brazens his way into Stately House and shows no sign of departing. Like it or not, Lord Mettlebright has himself a butler. An Amaranthine Saga Serial. [Humor, Drama, Family] Begins here. You can suggest a prompt here. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Lord Mettlebright’s Man tag.


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… and because I can, here’s a reminder of what Nonny looks like:

5 thoughts on “LMM 240: Grumpy Goat

  1. Pingback: LMM 239: Coordinated Effort – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I hope Nonny will gift Jacques neither „wut“ nor „german angst“. Indeed I like Nonny. He is „candor“, nobody can control him (no prey😂) and he loves Jacques without limits. Each time I read about those two, I am thinking „father and son“.

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