99 word prompt : When pigs fly

August 26, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a flight of pigs. It can be farm or fantasy-related. The idea can be a tale, poem or memory. You can use the phrase as an expression. Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link: CARROT RANCH

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“Tell me again why your pigs fled for the hills?”  Officer Benton asked.

Farmer Fred held a hiking staff, his backpack sporting a sleeping bag and supplies. “Granny says there’s an earthquake coming.”

“Where’s your granny?” Officer Benton asked the man of 70.

“Over there,” Fred said, pointing at the family graveyard.

“Your dead grandmother told you?”

“I was 30 when she said, They’ll be an earthquake here when pigs fly.  You’d better tell folks to flee north.” 

Fred walked away toward the hills. Benton drove away. A mile from town Earth shook; then the ground opened beneath Benton.