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FF – Pretty Icicles

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. Today’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson. Thanks, Dale!

This week you get a “poem”Β and a story. Yay πŸ™‚

Copyright Dale Rogerson

 

Hanging proud, bright
Stalactites of clearest azure
Dangling daggers
Certain death to those below
Or to those who upset
Or those who deliver not
That which is demanded


Meltable
Untraceable
DEATH

 

β€œWhat do you think?”

β€œYeah, not bad.”

β€œYou really reckon if we include this poem he’ll cough up everything we’re demanding?”

β€œOh yeah, for sure. And if he goes to the cops it’s just a Christmas poem. No harm, no foul. What are you after?”

β€œInternet-enabled Furby. You?”

β€œiPad. Write the letter of demands.”

β€œCool, here goes. β€˜Dear Santa…’”

 

  1. December 6, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I feel like my kids have given me a list of demands…

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  2. December 6, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I think that Santa will cough up… after all if you fail being a good boy, threat and extortion should have the same effect

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Santa delivers to those on the “nice” and “scary” lists. Only the “naughty” list gets nothing.

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  3. December 6, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Hmmm… Not a bad idea… πŸ˜€ Great post as always.

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  4. December 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Ha ha – enjoyed that – especially the final line!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Thanks! I wanted to call the story “Dear Santa” but that would have given the game away πŸ™‚

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  5. December 6, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Made me LOL! πŸ˜€

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  6. December 6, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Great, as always.

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  7. December 7, 2017 at 2:05 am

    This was brilliant! Loved the poem – hardly threatening at all… yep… Santa is sure to cough up!

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Santa won’t need to read between many lines before deciding to get hold of the Furby and iPad πŸ™‚

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  8. December 7, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Those kids have it down! I do believe they’ll get everything they want. Thanks for the smile.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:55 am

      They know what they’re doing! As long as their Mum doesn’t intercept the letter on its way to the North Pole… πŸ™‚

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  9. December 7, 2017 at 5:01 am

    ahhhhh. the second part was like seeing a short skit – these little crooks

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:56 am

      I prefer the term “enterprising youngsters” πŸ™‚

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      • December 7, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        that is better – and I re-read it and see that I took it a different way at first – !!

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  10. December 7, 2017 at 6:25 am

    That’s a brilliant way to get Santa to show up at your house…. brag about your deadly icicle tree!

    NOT!

    Looks like they’ll have to make do with Grandma’s underwear and socks again…

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:56 am

      It’s possible they haven’t thought it through properly. Imagine being blacklisted by Santa.

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  11. December 7, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Poor Santa doesn’t stand a chance πŸ™‚ Brilliant!

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    • December 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      The poor guy. Or maybe he’ll pay the lads a visit with an army of elves at his back πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  12. December 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Oh yes! I know a few little fiends who’d stoop to this.

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  13. December 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

    It seems to be the way of the world. If you want something, threaten the giver. I think they’re now putting themselves on the naughty list. Santa’s seen it all and he’s still around. It’s a no-no to threaten Good Saint Nick. I hope they enjoy their lumps of coal. Good dialogue, Ali. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • December 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      The kids don’t stand a chance against Santa and his elven army πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

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  14. December 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Icicles are natures way of turning ice into lethal weapons, I love your poem!! πŸ™‚

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    • December 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      You gotta love nature πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed my Christmas poem!

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  15. December 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Threatening Santa is a little unwise given that he normally arrives at our bedside when we are asleep! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic!

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    • December 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Eek! It suddenly got scary… πŸ™‚

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  16. December 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Hope their parents proofread this before it’s sent. Such spoiled brats! Love the poem. 😁

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    • December 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      I expect they will. Somebody won’t be getting what they want for Christmas… πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

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      • December 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm

        Those kids need to learn some manners. πŸ˜‰

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  17. December 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Dear Ali,

    This is hilarious! I don’t know if threatening Santa is going to work for them. Loved it, nonetheless.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • December 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I guess it’s worth a try, they’re thinking!
      I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Ali

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  18. December 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    HAHAHAHA! Great story (and poem!) An Internet enabled Furby! Hope you get one!

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    • December 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Those internet-enabled Furbys are the best πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

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  19. December 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    What a fun story! Great twist at the end πŸ™‚

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  20. December 8, 2017 at 1:30 am

    This is hilarious! I did not expect Santa was the recipient until that last line. So funny! πŸ˜‚

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    • December 8, 2017 at 8:26 am

      I tried hard not to give too much away πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

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  21. December 8, 2017 at 6:21 am

    the intended recipient made me smile. well done as always. πŸ™‚

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  22. December 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Ha ha, great twist! Threatening Santa? Uh-oh, these kids don’t know what they’re getting themselves into, going up against the big elf. πŸ™‚

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    • December 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      When the kids say “you and whose army” and then all the elves pop out from behind the bushes… πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it!

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      • December 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm

        Great point! And then the reindeer get involved – watch out!

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      • December 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        πŸ™‚

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  23. December 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Fun concept, Ali!

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    • December 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  24. December 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I think Santa will be pleased to see such a purrfect poem of you, Draliman…he knows you πŸ˜€ Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • December 10, 2017 at 6:25 am

      I just hope Santa doesn’t think it’s me who’s threatening him so close to Christmas πŸ™‚

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  25. December 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Can I borrow a copy? πŸ˜‰

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  26. December 12, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    LOL…I think these two are gonna end up on the naughty list!

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