Wooly Bully

15 May

Written for Friday Fictioneers

16 May 2014

This weeks photo prompt courtesy of Sandra Cook

Copyright-Sandra Crook

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Sandra Crook



Merino was a bully and I was often his object of attention. His daily routine of pushing me around did not go unnoticed by the other lambs. By the time we were fully grown he had claimed his place as head of the flock, followed mindlessly by everyone, more from fear of reprisal than his actual ability to lead. I did my best to blend into the background knowing one day it would bite them in the ass.
One summer morning Merino spotted a truck with its tailgate down. “Quick everyone, jump in. We’ll get a free ride!” he yelled. As always, the others obeyed, everyone that is but me.
“Guys” I warned “It’s a big mistake!” No one listened as the door closed behind them.


15 Responses to “Wooly Bully”

  1. Courtney Wright May 15, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    That’s a great story! Loved it! 🙂

  2. Sandra May 15, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    That is such a sweet story. And loved the title too. 🙂

  3. Helena Hann-Basquiat May 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm #


  4. Nan Falkner May 16, 2014 at 2:36 am #

    This is great! I love it – Do you know the song “Woolly Bully?” Uno, Dos, One, two, tres quatro . . . . You can get it on You Tube. Your story was so cute and clever! Nan 🙂

  5. lingeringvisions by Dawn May 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    The smartest sheep of all!

  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) May 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    Yes .. mindlessly follow a stupid leader sometimes have that awkward effect to meat your destiny…

  7. Perry Block (@PerryBlock) May 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Serves him right! And then serves him! Great story.

  8. aliciajamtaas May 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    Fantastic title! And goodbye Merino.

  9. patrickprinsloo May 17, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    Most enjoyable, and a salutary tale. Bon appetit.

  10. wmqcolby May 17, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Hahaha! So much for Merino’s Way. Love it! Great work!

  11. patriciaruthsusan May 18, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Good story and a lesson for us all. Humorous and well done. 🙂 —Susan

  12. rochellewisoff May 18, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    Dear Patricia,

    I’m not sure if it was your intention, but this is a well written allegory. Nicely done.



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