December 8, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write using the word gander as a verb. A gander is a male goose, yet the Old English etymology of the word suggests it was once gandra which described a waterbird with a long neck (like a crane). In 1912, it became the act of taking a long look. What is the long look your story or character is considering?
Such is Charli’s challenge this week
He felt like the village idiot, walking down the street with a goose under his arm.
What Missy Tomkins wanted with it he had no idea. Nearly a hundred years old, it was unlikely she was going to cook a family dinner.
He approached her run-down cottage, and the gate fell off its hinges as he pushed it.
Terrific. Something else to fix.
‘Wha’s ya got thar Tom?’ she croaked from her rocking chair.
‘The goose you wanted Miz Tomkins’ he replied.
‘Goose? I nay wanted a goose, boy! I need ya to have a gander at tha oven’!’