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FF – Letter to Mama

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Jill Wisoff.

After my last dark stories I was really in the mood for more gruesomeness this week but I don’t want people to start to worry about me πŸ™‚ so I’ve ended up with this. As you can probably tell from the title “Letter to Mama” there will be no violence, unless it’s like “Dear Mama, I ritually disembowelled another heretic today. How is Papa?” or something.

I wrote a third person one and a letter one and went with the letter one in the end.

Copyright Jill Wisoff


Dear Mama,

I have arrived! So many strange sights. Though dressed in loincloth and carrying my spear, no-one seems to care. Many strange people are here!

Today I glanced up and saw a wonderful omen. Yellow eyes, red cheeks, spiked hat… yes, Mama. The god Meechakukuwhawha (photo enclosed)! These people also worship the god of the harvest, procreation and anteaters. How wonderful!

Later, I obtained a β€œchilli dog” from a street vendor. I do not know what dogs they have in Chile and hoped it would be Chihuahua within the bun, but I fear not.

Your loving son,



  1. May 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Ha ha – loved that – so unexpected and original. Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • May 10, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Thanks! It took me a few looks to spot the “face” in the building πŸ™‚


  2. May 9, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I very fine tale, and a very fine tail (his loincloth was very short!)


  3. May 9, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Hilarious! What a wonderful holiday he’s having! πŸ™‚


    • May 10, 2018 at 10:08 am

      He’s certainly having a rare old time πŸ™‚


  4. May 10, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I’m glad you didn’t put a puppy in his bun. Funny NYC story.


    • May 10, 2018 at 10:09 am

      That would have been horrible πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. May 10, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Your imagination seems to have gone wild, Ali. Even wearing a loincloth and carrying a spear, in New York City no one would probably give him a second look. Hilarious. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • May 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

      That’s what I thought too. Probably the same in London and certainly in California!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. May 10, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Watch out for that tree!


  7. May 10, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Haha! Guys please don’t let your chihuahua read thisπŸ˜…


    • May 10, 2018 at 11:50 am

      No need to freak the poor doggies out. Spoils the taste πŸ™‚


  8. May 10, 2018 at 10:09 am

    A lot of what we take for granted, when looked upon by fresh eyes, does seem quite ridiculous.


    • May 10, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Sometimes we should just stop and take a really good look around.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. May 10, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Absolutely brilliant!

    Welcome to Keith’s Ramblings!


  10. May 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Interesting take on NYC. πŸ˜‰ I wonder what he’s using for postage. At any rate, you made me laugh. Perhaps he ran into the clown.


    Liked by 1 person

    • May 10, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      At least he has a lovely body…

      Liked by 2 people

    • May 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Oh, my goodness gracious me πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it!


  11. May 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I’m surprised his tribe actually write letters. But for sure, walking around New York, no one stands out… Fun stuff, Alistair!


  12. May 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Hahahaha! I’m so glad it wasn’t a chihuahua on the bun! It could have been my little dog. Love it, Ali!


    • May 10, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      I would never have a poor little doggie in a bun πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. May 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    The building god is brilliant! I had to look back up and the picture to see what yellow eyes and red cheeks he was rambling on about…

    No chihuahua in that chileh dog I’m afraid, but maybe some dalmatian….


    • May 11, 2018 at 7:35 am

      It’s pretty freaky, right! And according to some other stories it’s the Empire State Building so not some random building either.
      Mmm, dalmatian.


  14. Merbear74
    May 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    This weeks story is much more um…wholesome. πŸ™‚


    • May 11, 2018 at 7:35 am

      No deaths this week! Unless you count whatever’s in that bun πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  15. gahlearner
    May 10, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    That was funny. But I like your gruesome stories, too. And the ones with both. I’m worried for little dogs now…


    • May 11, 2018 at 7:36 am

      Gruesomely funny is always good.
      It’s okay, no need to worry, it’s not a Chihuahua in the bun. It’s a poodle.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. May 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    That’s a wonderful take on the prompt! Made me smile!


    • May 11, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad I made you smile πŸ™‚


  17. May 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Loved it. Wonderful names, great imagination πŸ™‚


  18. May 12, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Very original. An excellent job.


  19. May 12, 2018 at 8:44 am

    I like the kind of place where nobody pays any attention to a man in a loincloth carrying a spear. He is an innocent abroad and his voice is very appealing.


    • May 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      They probably think he’s “street theatre” πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it!


  20. May 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Man, is he lost! Great tale Draliman


    • May 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      He’s having a great time, though. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. May 12, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Oh I fear it might be only part of the dog dear Natwahu… you know the only part of the dog you don’t eat…


    • May 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      I’m sure some of these street vendors haven’t done the proper hygiene courses…


  22. May 12, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Lovely story.


  23. May 12, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Whew, not a cute little Chihuahua. Such a funny story, I loved it! =)


  24. May 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Loved it! It also confirms why I don’t travel?


  25. May 13, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    LOL…so glad we din’t have to worry about you!


  26. Sarah Ann
    May 14, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Such a great voice, and you give us tantalising teasers to wonder at. Hope Natwahu stays safe – I imagine the spear might keep people away, but there are those that might see it as an invite 😦


    • May 14, 2018 at 11:43 am

      I reckon he’ll be alright. He’s out of his element but knows how to care of himself. I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  27. May 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    That’s the beauty of busy places – no time to bother or be bothered. πŸ™‚


    • May 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      They do have that going for them! Sometimes it’s nice to be anonymous.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. May 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I chuckled at the image of him clad in loincloth… good thing winter is over!
    Hahaha… a dog from Chile! πŸ˜€


  29. May 16, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Great take, you have to be so wary about what’s in processed food these days. It’s probably not dog at all, let alone Chihuahua. He should ask for his money back.


    • May 16, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Haha, yes. It’s probably just some pooch they found in the street. One for Trading Standards, methinks!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. May 21, 2018 at 7:35 am

    What a quirky and imaginative story. Very entertaining.


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