Badger hates visiting his grandparents.
The old man teases him relentlessly, and his grandmother’s once fantastic culinary skills have deteriorated.
One Sunday lunchtime, his grandfather chokes to death on a chunk of grissle. Turning blue he falls facedown onto his plate.
Badger’s grandmother, racked with guilt, dies within the week.
This is the one-hundred-and-sixty-sixth story in the series of Humpbuckle Tales. Each story is precisely 50 words long. They are meant to be independent stories, but if you read them all you will find each one adds another piece to the puzzle – there is a bigger story that is being told.
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You will find over 70 more Humpbuckle Tales on the @humbuckletales Hive blog (so this blog is about 6 weeks behind)
On Hive I publish 12 stories per week (Monday to Saturday one story per day and then six 50-word stories in one post on a Sunday).
On HumpbuckleTales.com I also publish 12 tales a week but at a different schedule (and about 6 weeks behind): 2 Tales every day, Monday-Friday and 1 Tale on Saturday and 1 Tale on Sunday.