Sunday Writing Prompt — The Ram’s Quest

Ram in the MountainsMindlovemisery’s Menagerie has presented us with a Sunday Writing Prompt that is supposed to be a story about a “spiritual quest.” We are instructed to “pick a spirit animal” and then to pick a destination, an activity, an obstacle that must be overcome, and a lesson learned on the journey.

This won’t be easy for me because I’m not a spiritual guy. Thus I don’t really have a spiritual quest. And when it comes to a spiritual animal, well, I don’t really have one of those, either. But I do have a zodiac animal, which is a ram, since I’m an Aries. That said, I am not one who believes in all that astrological crap, no offense to those of you whose lives are guided by the constellations or whatever.

See, not a spiritual bone in this practical pragmatist’s body. But that has never stopped me from pretending to be something I’m not. So here goes.

A ram named Dango was looking for a new place to live. He had been asked to leave his old residence because he was so hardheaded and stubborn and would often butt heads with his neighbors, as rams are wont to do. Dango decided that he wanted his new place to be near the ocean because he was sick and tired of living in the mountains, where rams are wont to live.

Dango interviewed a bunch of real estate brokers before he finally settled on a unicorn by the name of Mr. Horn. Because unicorns are colorful and have vision and imagination, whereas rams tend to be rather dull and are pragmatic and practical, Dango thought that Mr. Horn would be a perfect complement in his quest to find a place by the ocean.

Dango and Mr. Horn searched high and low and far and wide for a suitable place near the ocean, but the hardheaded ram was resolute in what he wanted. Mr. Horn came up with options that would have pleased any other creature, but Dango was very particular, as rams are wont to be.

Poor Mr. Horn was about to give up on finding a place by the ocean that Dango would find acceptable. He’d already invested countless hours showing the stubborn ram places where he could comfortably settle down. Just as Mr. Horn was about to tender his resignation as Dango’s real estate broker, Dango showed up at Mr. Horn’s office and said to him, “Mr. Horn, I’ve had an epiphany. I’m sorry that I’ve been acting like a rolling stone. I think it’s time for this ram to gather some moss. I’ve learned through this process that you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.”

14 thoughts on “Sunday Writing Prompt — The Ram’s Quest

  1. Paula Light June 23, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    Hah! Love it. I guess i did mine wrong. I just posted adorable pics of cats and wrote real things about myself, derp.

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    • Fandango June 23, 2019 / 5:11 pm

      I just read it and I enjoyed it. You’ve been on a journey and you relate to cats. I think you nailed it! I, on the other hand, being a non-spiritual person, had no choice but to concoct a fantasy.

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  2. The Real Cie (@therealcie) June 23, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    Great fun! My son will be closing on a property which needs a lot of work, but it is on the historical registry in our state and so he ought to be able to obtain grants for some of the work. I think Dango might like it. He could enjoy eating the tough grass in the back yard.

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    • Fandango June 23, 2019 / 6:33 pm

      Nope. A few weeks later. I’m on the cusp between a ram and a bull! Both fit me equally well. 😏

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  3. mindlovemisery June 24, 2019 / 5:03 am

    I am mixture of pragmatic and spiritual, logical and fanciful and those parts always seem at war within me haha For me both fantasy and fiction work so there was no right or wrong way to approach the prompt. There never is really since the purpose of the prompts are to inspire and that inspiration can take many forms and send you on many tangents. I enjoyed your story and I can relate to the hardheaded ram myself though technically I am Scorpio which is the most sinister zodiac sign!

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  4. Carol Anne June 24, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    omg fandango that was priceless! I love your witty sense of humour!

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