I am on my third time through my little speech when I notice a movement to my left a little further up the track. Standing there staring at me is a goat. I look around a bit to see where it might have come from but there are no animals around here. Then I notice that it has a collar on and is dragging a rusty metal chain behind it. The chain is about 15 feet long and doesn’t appear to be attached to anything at the other end. It seems that this particular goat might have been chained in back of one of the local properties, probably to keep the grass around the house down while the owners are in off season and the house empty. Now that I think of it there is a structure that looks like a dog kennel further back at the base of this track so it might even be Christian’s goat.
A/N The challenge for the week was to work Jose the Goat into a chapter of FanFiction. He seems to fit perfectly here. Please review – I love hearing what you think. Sasha xox
A 2 month old goat kid in a field of capeweed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This short story came about after some craziness on facebook where we decided that a new FSOG character was due, a gay goat named Jose. Don’t ask me why but this became a fascination and the second longest thread on our page. In tribute to Jose the Goat and with a sad mixture of Black Sheep meets Brokeback Mountain, I offer this short story for your reading pleasure.
NB please do not call PITA or call me a homophobe. I do not condone cruelty to animals nor do I discriminate against goats, gay goats, goat herders or trolls. I also do not engage in farm animal related sexual relationships. This is just for fun.
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