Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Taxing Time

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In the end it was the Troll that did the damage to the Gruff brothers.

Yeah I know you’ve heard that story where Big Billy Goat Gruff slammed into the Troll and tossed him into the raging stream.


What damage you ask?  Well while it’s true that the Troll liked nothing better than to eat a nice juicy Billy Goat, he was also the resident toll collector.  So when Billy dumped the Toll collector into water the revenues stopped coming in.  The Gruff brothers ate the books but IRS charged them for tax evasion and put them out to pasture.
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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100


It's that time of the year again when a person's fancy turns to lodging tax returns.


20 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    You can always capture this Baby Boomer's heart by posting a Beatles song. Clever story. Moral to the tale, never eat your tax records or the IRS will get your goat.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle that's a great moral of the tale, I wish I had put that in now :-)
      Maybe next time I'll just post a Beatles song :-)

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    Clever take on the prompt. The Beatles and Billy Goat Gruff...how can you go wrong? Well done.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Thanks Doug, apparently there are Beatles Goat videos on the internet. Who knew?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yyQwcvk0pk

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  3. Great take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks Sandra glad you liked it, I see it didn't get your goat.

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  4. I always wondered what happened to Mr. Gruff. Wonderful take on the prompt

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    1. Thanks for your comments Alicia, I am glad to have solved that conundrum for you.

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  5. I laughed at the goats eating the books but the IRS charging them with tax evasion was a master stroke. Clever take on the photo.

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    1. Thanks Karen glad you liked it. The IRS will do whatever floats their goat anyway. Just kidding :-)

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  6. A clever play on words in every line! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Lizy I am glad you goat it.

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  7. Subroto, This program seems to have eaten my comment. It was somewhat like the following: How nice for the troll that he was able to work from home. It looks like not even goats can escape paying taxes. A humorous, well-written story. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan. No one can escape the tax man, as Benny Franklin so famously said "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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  8. I suggest the goats collect a box of those little pellets they're so fond of scattering and send them in to the IRS. That'll give 'em something to chew on.

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    1. Thanks Russell, though I fear a step like that might lead to an internal audit of the goats.

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  9. That's a new spin on the fairy tale. You can't avoid the tax man. Do so at your own risk. Clever tale!

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    1. The comments here are tax free, so thanks for reading and commenting Amy.

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  10. So clever. Fancy being charge with tax evasion for offing the collector!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Sarah. It's always taxing offing the collector :-)

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