Polly swung through the forest

of large macadamia trees

drawn by the scent of ripened fruit

She spied a woolly alpaca herd

grazing contentedly with a horse

Buster watched on from a distance


But Polly was blinded by the sun soaked

fields as she was accustomed to the dark

yet the orchard beckoned heavy with fruit


She would have to wait until dark

to scamper across those open fields

to gorge on a gluttonous banquet


Alpacas and horse would by asleep

but Buster might be on alert

so she would need a sprinting spurt!


Polly’s long peep was fruitful!


These are my neighbours on the farm … my photos for those who asked … yes this is where I’ll be living!

Carrot Ranch Challenge, August 9, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes an act of “peering from the woods.” Go where the prompt leads.



  1. I’m pleased possum’s peeps were fruitful. Great take on the prompt. Those macadamia nuts are just too delicious to resist. You neighbours look friendly. I hope they are!

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