Flash Fiction Challenge – The Real Nanjo Castille #CarrotRanch #FlashFiction @Charli_Mills

I’m taking a chance on one of Charli’s 99-word prompts over at The Carrot Ranch!

During the course of the Ranch Rodeo last month, Charli and her judges received a good few spam entries, and one was rather funny, from Nanjo Castille. You need to click on the prompt link above to see it! The spammed message inspired Charli to create a prompt…

November 9, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fictional story about The Real Nanjo Castille. You can set any gender, era or genre to reveal the character behind the mystery. You can also imagine the daily life of The Real Nanjo Castille. Go where the prompt leads.

Here’s my take!

The Real Nanjo Castille
Her dad had always been terrible at writing.
Downfall of being a doctor.
When he went to register her birth, instead of stating Margot, he handed them a scrap of paper to read, seeing as he’d wet the baby’s head a little too much the night before.
And so, Nanjo Castille came into existence.
It was obviously an omen.
She was diagnosed with dyslexia as a secondary school student, but help came too late. Reading and writing were never her strong point.
Still, every cloud has a silver lining…
She’s now the most popular human spam bot in existence!

28 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 23:22:57

    Ha! A doctor! That explains the handwriting error. Clever background to Nanjo…and I liked that you determined the best human bot to be female. 🙂

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  3. Norah
    Nov 14, 2017 @ 06:31:35

    Well done, Ritu. A great explanation for the name and a good laugh to boot. Thanks.

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  4. Colleen Chesebro
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 22:20:29

    Human spam bot! Perfect! I laughed so hard at the spam message. Too funny but you nailed it! ❤

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  5. Judy E Martin
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 19:59:21

    HA! I enjoyed that, Sis! 🙂

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  6. Erika Kind
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 19:48:03

    LOL… too funny, sis!!

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. syl65
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 15:43:47

    Too funny Sister 😁

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 10:54:52

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  9. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 03:56:14

    A jolly good attempt, Ritu.

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  10. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 00:23:17

    I like the phrase “human spam bot “.

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  11. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 23:21:38

    Poor Nanjo. Like father like daughter – where could they have gone if they weren’t dyslexic.

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  12. TanGental
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 23:09:19

    excellent!

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  13. Michael
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 22:57:24

    Lol…gave me a giggle Ritu…well done.

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