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FF – Same Old

Here is my story for the 100 word Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo came from C. E. Ayr.

This story will either be mildly amusing or won’t make any sense whatsoever. I’m hoping people have read the book or at least seen the film. Sorry, I’m out of ideas today.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright C. E. Ayr

Copyright C. E. Ayr

 

“This is it. Interdimensional portal.”

“Why the chain?”

“Tourist attractions always do that. Stop people seeing the cool stuff.”

“Like portals?”

“Like portals. This is gonna be great!”

“Yeah, massive! Let’s do this thing. I love this part, never know what you’re gonna find!”

They jumped the chain and entered the door.

Snow. Bitter cold. A lady on a sleigh to their left, a strange creature to their right, gesticulating wildly at them.

The pair shook their heads sadly and walked back through the door.

“Unbelievable. Narnia again. Why’s it always Narnia?”

“That bloody lion’s on his own this time. Beer?”

 

  1. November 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    And so, the untold story is finally told. Aslan is not saved, alas … and Narnia is doomed. Pass me a cold one, would you?

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Yeah, might as well share a beer now Narnia’s a goner.

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  2. November 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Cute, Ali. See there—you’ve got another happy (or at least hilarious) ending!
    Maybe there’s even some (subconscious?!) symbolism about jumping over a chain to enter a quasi-Christian fantasy world with lions and child warriors/leaders. 🙂

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:25 am

      Thanks! Not such a happy ending for the future of Narnia, though I’m sure someone else will stumble through and help out 🙂

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      • November 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

        The lesson: Beware old wardrobes (in wartime or otherwise)! 🙂

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      • November 26, 2016 at 11:25 am

        I’ll certainly never walk into one…

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  3. November 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    As a fan of the whole series… I loved this. I’ll take a beer, too!

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  4. November 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Ha, like the notion that eventually you get fed up with the secret world through the door. Plenty of humour to find in that. Nice.

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:28 am

      It’s gotta get tiring after a while. I’m glad you liked it!

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  5. michael1148humphris
    November 23, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    So cruel, how can anyone give up on Naria, beer or not🙂

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    • Lyn
      November 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      I’m with you Michael 🙂

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:28 am

      You’d think they’d make the effort!

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  6. November 23, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Hey, even Aslan’s entitled to a little R & R once in a while. I read all of the books with my son when he was young. We both enjoyed them. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, he can’t be fighting battles every time someone stumbles through the wardrobe!
      Ali

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  7. Lyn
    November 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Great story. Love the books, loved the movie. I have to admit, when I saw the picture, I thought you were going to do a TARDIS tale 🙂

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Ha, the thought did cross my mind but I already did a TARDIS story with that picture of the portaloo a few months ago 🙂

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  8. November 23, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Another funny tale! Super! 🙂

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:30 am

      I’m glad you liked it! Humour for weeks in a row 🙂

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  9. November 24, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Interdimensional portals can certainly be overrated.
    Ein Bier, bitte! 🍺

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    • November 24, 2016 at 7:32 am

      They don’t always go to exciting new places. Just all to the same place for these guys 🙂
      That was my most-used phrase when I lived in Stuttgart!

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      • November 24, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        Anywhere with beer is good enough for them. ☺

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  10. November 24, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Great story.. loved the twist at the end.. darn Narnia! ha!

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  11. November 24, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Portals just never lead you anyplace interesting…. like light years into the middle of the vacuum of space, or maybe the core of the sun or trapped forever in the middle of a mountain. Always some silly fantasy world with strange creatures…. bah!

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    • November 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Yeah, just once you’d want to end up in the middle of a North Korean nuke test explosion, just to shake things up a bit.

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  12. November 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

    very funny 🙂

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  13. November 24, 2016 at 11:59 am

    How cool to be blase (can’t do the accents) about finding Narnia behind a door. Kids these days…

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    • November 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Been there, done that!
      I usually Google a word with an accent and then copy and paste 🙂

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  14. November 24, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Hehe, I love this. Maybe they should send a few kids in, then Narnia is taken and they can go somewhere else. How about a portal to the Enterprise? 😀

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    • November 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Yeah, a portal to the Enterprise (any of them) would be fun. To boldly go… 🙂

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  15. November 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Hahahaha! Cute!!

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  16. November 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    THis is so funny and charming, loved it!

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  17. November 24, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Great fun!

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  18. November 25, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Haha! I figured the Lion was on His own. 😀

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    • November 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Yeah, poor chap. I’m sure he’ll manage 🙂

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  19. November 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Oh man, not Narnia *again*! What a funny reaction to going through a portal, that cracked me up. I especially appreciate it because I just finished reading Lev Grossman’s Magician’s Land, which features a magical world that is basically an homage to Narnia, except written for adults — so the beer part would fit right in.

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    • November 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

      All portals lead to Narnia 🙂
      I’ve not heard of that, I’ll have to look it up.

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      • November 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

        I’d recommend it. With the exception of feeling a bit too much like Narnia, I really enjoyed the series. .

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  20. November 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Cheers!

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  21. November 26, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Kids these days, so jaded. So funny, Ali! I’ll join you in a pint.

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  22. November 26, 2016 at 3:18 am

    this made me smile. 🙂

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  23. November 26, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Great twist at the end and great idea that the attraction of the fantastical can pall

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    • November 26, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Everything gets old sooner or later…
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  24. November 26, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Love the story! I wonder what would make them happy. Must be spoiled with excessive amount of portals… Sigh… Some people have a life…

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    • November 27, 2016 at 7:15 am

      A portal somewhere else would be a start at making them happy!

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  25. November 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Here’s to Narnia…cheers 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday 🙂 ❤

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  26. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover
    November 26, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Ha, this made me smile. I agree with the others it was a nice twist to have them tired of visiting Narnia.

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    • November 27, 2016 at 7:17 am

      I’m glad you liked it! Even Narnia gets old after a while.

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  27. November 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    So Narnia has lost it’s Char(m)n

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  28. November 27, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Oh dear!
    Poor lion.

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    • November 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      I’m sure he’ll be fine. He is the great Aslan, after all 🙂

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  29. November 27, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Here’s a thought, why not go for a few beers then go to Narnia?

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  30. November 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Well, that’s sad. At least they could get back out without help. Good writing, Ali. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  31. November 29, 2016 at 7:24 am

    What a disappointment for him. Maybe he could search for a different portal. Fun story – much more than ‘mildly amusing’.

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    • November 29, 2016 at 8:08 am

      There must be one somewhere which goes somewhere else…
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  32. December 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I got it! But I read the book….

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  33. December 5, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Love it, Ali! Maybe they’ll eventually find a portal that leads to somewhere else. 🙂

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  34. pennydanger
    December 11, 2016 at 6:28 am

    You’ve got a way with stories! I agree with everyone about Narnia.

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    • December 11, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! I’m sure I’d never tire of Narnia 🙂

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      • pennydanger
        December 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

        I never have watched the whole thing. I’ve seen the lion, etc. I will make time soon.

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