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Ramblings From The Pub 4 – Kraken!

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle, brought to you in Glorious Blockeditor-o-vision! This week’s photo was contributed by Sandra Crook.

Copyright Sandra Crook

“Look, some bloke’s makin’ a TV doc’ment’ry.”


… seaweed strewn around. And why, we ask ourselves? Has there been a flood? The work of kids, perhaps? Or maybe… just maybe… some kind of hideous sea creature? Ha ha! In fact, there is a legend hereabouts of ‘Krakenkin’, a monster similar to the famous ‘Kraken’. Why the similarity in names? Lack of imagination on the part of the local yokels, perhaps? Ha ha! No, it is this reporter’s view that kids were responsible for…

Roooooar! Aaaargh! Eeeek! Chomp! Splatter!

“Serves ‘im right. Hoity-toity big city toff.”


“’Nother pint?”


  1. October 7, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Seems they have an understanding with the monster

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 8, 2020 at 4:20 am

      Yes, maybe a silent whistle to summon it to get rid of annoying visitors.


  2. October 7, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    HAHA! Just another day at the pub! 😀


    • October 8, 2020 at 4:27 am

      This sort of thing does seem to happen more than you’d think at the pubs in my stories 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. October 7, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    It never pays to talk down to the locals.


  4. October 7, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Local yokel: 1
    City Toff: 💀


  5. October 8, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Nothing a pint can’t fix. 😀


  6. October 8, 2020 at 10:35 am

    A fitting end, I think, given the calibre of some tv presenters these days.


    • October 9, 2020 at 7:54 am

      Ha, yes. I hope it was going out live!


  7. October 8, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Ha ha – that was so good – loved the voice in this – almost believable! 🙂

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    • October 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

      It’s like… it really happened dum dum DUM 🙂


  8. October 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Another pint? When you have about 20 arms, you should order 20 pints…


    • October 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

      20 arms, one stomach… oh, what the hell.


  9. October 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    like they say, curiosity killed the cat. 🙂


    • October 9, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Yep, he should’ve done a nice piece on the pub’s steak and kidney pies instead 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Lyn
    October 9, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Stupid git. Reporters really do have no brains sometimes (okay, a lot of times). Never get tired of your quirky tales 😀


  11. October 9, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Man that’s going to do wonders for the TV network’s ratings. I foresee the TV executives sending a new reporter each day. Not sure if the Krakenkin’s digestive system is up to it.


    • October 9, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Yeah, never mind the reporters, it’s the Krakenkin you’ve gotta feel sorry for 🙂


  12. October 9, 2020 at 9:49 am

    He’s not even dangerous if you only know to keep your distance, you hoity-toity big city toff.


  13. October 9, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Brilliant, I could just hear him prattling into his microphone!

    Here’s mine!


    • October 9, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      “Oh, I think we’ve lost Bob live at the scene there, we’ll try to get him back… oh dear.”

      Liked by 1 person

  14. October 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Interesting htat you chose to describe the photo.


    • October 11, 2020 at 4:42 am

      I tried to write a story based on the photo.


  15. October 9, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Never underestimate the power or appetite of the Krakenkin.


  16. October 10, 2020 at 8:21 am

    How many pints have you had?


  17. October 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Your reporter should have practised social distancing with the Krakenkin; he’s deadly!


    • October 11, 2020 at 4:27 am

      Some contend his final words were “hey, two metres, dude” 🙂


  18. October 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I bet Krakenkin has a pint now and then also, to wash down the paparazzi. Good story!


  19. October 11, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    It seems like they’re running out of topics for TV documentaries. Time for another UFO hoax. 😉


  20. October 12, 2020 at 3:04 am

    I think that is the proper way to deal with some of these reporters/documentarians!


  21. November 1, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Are these two heads of the monster talking? Sorry for the guy. Looks like that’s he who lacked imagination…


    • November 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

      It’s a couple of guys watching from the pub. They don’t seem particularly fazed by the whole scene 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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