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Pegman – Prison in Paradise

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw which this week takes us to the former penal colony of Norfolk Island.

My story is really quite silly and I’m sure Norfolk Island was never dubbed “Prison in Paradise”. I’m also sure that life for the prisoners was actually very harsh. In fact it was apparently more “hell on Earth”, but it looks pretty and so this is fiction fusion ๐Ÿ™‚

In fact, it’s so silly it’s almost surreal but I can’t think of a proper story right now.

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โ€œStabberโ€ McGee and โ€œDestroyerโ€ Davis ducked behind a hedge. Although Norfolk Island had been dubbed โ€œPrison in Paradiseโ€, escape was paramount. McGee wiped caviar from his lips.

โ€œGlad we stayed for lunch.โ€

โ€œYeah,โ€ replied Davis. โ€œI thought the lobster was a bit over-cooked, though.โ€

The chums proceeded towards freedom, creeping on silent feet past the heated pool. The guards were out in force, most watching the Prisonersโ€™ All-Block Diving Competition. McGee barely suppressed a cheer as Mike โ€œMurder-Spreeโ€ Mullins executed a perfect one-and-a-half somersault with triple twist.

The beach was in sight (just past the lawn tennis courts) when Davis, unable to contain himself, yelled, โ€œWell played, Sir, well played!โ€ as Hank โ€œHatchet-Manโ€ Havershall delivered a blistering forehand smash.

Their escape foiled, Davis lost his cell with a view while McGee had his hot stone massage privileges revoked. Disappointed, they consoled themselves with a nice game of croquet.


  1. October 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    A gilded cage!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. October 30, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I wish to admit to a triple murder!

    Liked by 2 people

    • October 31, 2017 at 7:59 am

      Triple murder? That’ll get you a life sentence spent reading, writing and eating cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Terrible!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. October 30, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    The names were priceless and your story has me contemplating a felony!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Me too. I could do with a nice break ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. October 30, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    That’s a proper story to me — a properly funny one! I’ll not take off points for accuracy. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. October 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    If there are any vacancies there, do let me know! Hilarious names and story! ๐Ÿ˜€


    • October 31, 2017 at 8:01 am

      There were almost two until our heroes stopped to watch the tennis ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  6. October 31, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Hahaha! Love the story and the names of the inmates!


    • October 31, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Thanks! Making up criminal nicknames is fun ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. October 31, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Nice punishment. Can I take it with Garry and the dogs? Sounds better than real life.


    • October 31, 2017 at 8:03 am

      I’ll get them to reserve one of their premium family cell suites.


  8. October 31, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Ah, so Norfolk Island was modeled on the American prison system, I see. We can’t have our criminals going without… they have unlimited access to filing lawsuits after all…


    • October 31, 2017 at 8:05 am

      We must preserve their human rights. After all, they only murdered a few people.


  9. Sarah Ann
    October 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Yes surreal, but so funny too. I think most of us might be able to put up with the prison, if we were content to live on a small island with other criminals. Definitely worth considering ๐Ÿ™‚


    • October 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Rehabilitation through pampering ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  10. October 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hahahaha! It sounds like if you got to be in prison that would be the one to be in! LOL!


  11. October 31, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Ha, ha. There must be criminals fighting to “get into” that place. There was a prison here that was noted for its good food. There were some men found sneaking in on covered, wheeled carts. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne


    • November 2, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Ha, maybe the prison should have started letting people in and charging ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. October 31, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Can’t imagine any modern prisons being so posh. If they were, I might attempt back robbery just to get inside for a bit.


    • November 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

      That’s probably why they have more by way of TVs with cages on and less by way of heated swimming pools ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. October 31, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Your character’s names are priceless. Thank you for bringing a fun story to Pegman’s table. Caviar? Lobster? Tennis! I’m going to go right out and commit a crime!


    • November 2, 2017 at 8:07 am

      It’s a real five star prison ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  14. November 1, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Super fun and the names were my fav – and kind of reminded me of hearing about how the mob used to do time – those catered cells and supplies – and to ups feel the caviar and croquet in this paradise setting


    • November 2, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Yes, I’ve seen various films and TV programmes where the “boss” always has a cell all kitted out with luxuries ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Lyn
    November 1, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Oh you silly boy ๐Ÿ˜€ Love the names, Ali. Such a fun tale.


    • November 2, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked the names! I edited them around quite a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  16. November 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Sounds like a luxurious prison indeed. Freedom’s better, though. Freedom is better ๐Ÿ™‚


    • November 2, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Much better. Maybe if they hadn’t stayed for lunch they’d’ve got away ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. November 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I think they all honoured their names๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜นPawkisses๐Ÿ˜ธโค


  18. November 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Haha! Love that idea – surreal, yes, but it works very well. Had me smiling


  19. November 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Looks like a lovely place. I would learn to love caviar if it is a part of the deal.


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