Carl’s Popularity Problem

Carl liked people. That wasn’t his problem.

Carl liked puppies. That wasn’t his problem, either.

Carl liked kittens, too. That also wasn’t his problem.

Carl liked people, puppies, and kittens -best of all- when they were cadavers. Yes, that was Carl’s problem.

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Written for Deb’s 42-word prompt, inspired by Charlescot: Zombie.

©2020 Chel Owens

23 thoughts on “Carl’s Popularity Problem

  1. ellenbest24 September 30, 2020 / 2:05 am

    Please tell me he worked at the mortuary or at the very least was a stoker at the crematorium. 🤯

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 30, 2020 / 7:35 am

      Wherever he works, I’m sure his coworkers find him creepy.


  2. Norah September 30, 2020 / 4:42 am

    Brilliant, Chelsea. That is a problem, maybe not for Carl so much as for others.

    Liked by 1 person

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