50 Word Thursday — A Possum’s Tale


Image by Prawny from Pixabay

Bobo the Clown was very sad because his pet opossum, Huckabee, was sick. Huckabee refused to eat, and for a possum food is their world, so Bobo was worried. The circus was in Palm Beach for a week, then the troupe was shutting down for vacation. Bobo had plans to fly to Pittsburgh to see family on his vaca and had asked Brenda, the Bearded Lady, who was from Palm Beach, to watch Huckabee while he was gone. He wouldn’t feel right leaving Huckabee under those conditions so it looked like Bobo’s vaca was going to be canceled.

Bobo had Dr. Herriot, the circus’ veterinarian, take a look at Huckabee. After a thorough examination and some tests, Dr. Herriot proclaimed, “There’s nothing wrong with Huckabee, unless you consider pregnancy wrong.”

Bobo’s eyes opened wide, as he knew how pregnancy happened and knew Huckabee hadn’t been near any other possums. Reaching back in his scrambled clown memory, he did remember Huckabee had gotten outside one night when he forgot to latch the back screen. She was gone for two days, then returned on her own.

Hugging Huckabee, then launching into a litany of joy, Bobo thanked Dr. Herriot for the good news. He could still go on vacation and see his family and leave Huckabee with Brenda. But best of all, he was going to be a grandpa!

The End.

Fandango’s FOWC is scramble, the Word of the Day Challenge is vacation, and Paula’s 3 Things Challenge words are joy, launch, opossum

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith is this Thursday’s host of 50 Word Thursday.  Teresa says:


  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Irene says:

    Aaww, what a sweet story!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Irene 🙂


  2. Does Huckabee have 13 nipples?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You’ll have to ask Bobo.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Saania 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Saania2806 says:

        My pleasure 💕

        Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Larry

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Cute. Glad everything turned out well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Michele.


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