The Other End Is Worse

Photo by: S. Writings

Whenever Estrella Bonaventura walked past the ornamental bulls, she patted them on the rump. “Still here, boys?” she’d cackle. She’d made serious money on her “art.”

Chivo the former bull said, “I hate that witch, that bruja. I’m humiliated!”

Nix answered, “Humiliated? I’m the one painted with flowers!”

“Estrella’s curse placed us both in Hell.”

Nix said, “I think we can break her curse.”


“After changing a creature into something else, the essence of that creature must remain. If there’s one-thousand qualities that make up a bull, one original quality must remain. All of a creature’s essence can be focused through that one quality.”


“I can fart.”

“What good is that?”

“Quiet! Estrella is coming.”

Estrella patted Nix’s butt. “Still here…”

Nix farted.

Everything about a bull, the power — the fury, went into one fart. The sidewalk cracked. Cars melted.

Estrella was already dead when her body flew into a tree.

The bulls escaped, normal again.

The moral?

When you mess with the bull, pray for the horns. The other end is worse.

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Look for the original prompt right here:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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13 Responses to The Other End Is Worse

  1. BarbCT says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Thanks for the laughter.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jademwong says:

    LOL. I’m not sure how I expected your story to turn out, but it definitely wasn’t that! Thanks for the laughs 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lyn says:

    Oh dear…
    LOL Eric at his best 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hahahaha! What a cute story! I love that farting bull! He killed the witch. Love the story, Eric!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. samratkel says:

    That is hilarious and simply brilliant!!!

    @Samantha/samratkel from
    Shadow Realities

    Liked by 1 person

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Such a great way to …”END”…the story! 😁

    Liked by 1 person

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