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FF – Tastes Like Chicken

January 15, 2020 43 comments

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by J. Hardy Carroll.

 

“It’s so beautiful in here, safe within the Dome.”

“It’s beautiful outside too, Dad!”

“Beautiful, but DEADLY. We got in here just in time. The atmosphere… TOXIC! The plant life… CARNIVOROUS!”

“But I can see people out there, Dad!”

Monsters, sweetie. Cannibals! They’ll rip the FLESH from your BONES!”

“Whaaaaa!”

“Don’t scare the child, dear.”

“I’m only joshing! Look, I’ll pop outside. See? Perfectly… aaaaargghhh!”

“Hmm, looks like he was right after all. Back inside, kids. Looks like ‘Future EcoWorld Biodome’ is home now. Good job we dragged your Dad’s body back inside. Anyone for lunch? Tastes like chicken.”

“Hooray!”

 

FF – Safety First!

January 8, 2020 57 comments

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by C.E. Ayr.

 

The creature looked across the swimming pool to the people beyond. It could almost taste their flesh, sweet, succulent. A family enjoying an evening picnic – little did they know they would soon fill its belly! It crept forward slowly, carefully, then sped towards them, tripped, fell in the swimming pool and drowned…

What?

Wait a minute!

This won’t do. Where’s the grisly ending?

Who puts an unlit, unguarded swimming pool in the middle of a caravan park?

Let’s try again…

The creature, high from its success at swimming class, looked across the large, yet perfectly safe, puddle to the people beyond…

 

FF – Ramblings from the Pub Part 1

January 2, 2020 45 comments

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Rochelle herself!

 

“You know that chap. Lenny. He’s got a telephone.

Like those ones your mam and pap had. Only older. Real old.

An’ it’s special. Connects ‘upstairs’. You know.

Angel HQ.

He’s got their ear.

He could use it to start the Apocalypse. Then end it. Reverse that ‘Climate Change’ whatsit.

Feed the starving. Home the homeless. Help the helpless. Just like that vampire with a soul. Buffy’s ex.

‘Angel’. That’s the one.

And what does he do?

Uses it to order pizza from that place down the street.

Some people don’t deserve a Hotline to Heaven.

Just sayin’.

Mine’s a pint.”

 

FF – Remember

December 26, 2019 29 comments

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Sandra Crook.

Well, a photo of a war memorial wasn’t quite the Santa picture I was hoping for. Not even a snowman 😦

This isn’t a story. I’m not sure what it is. Merry Christmas and whatnot!

Copyright Sandra Crook

 

For King and Country!

Remember.

For freedom!

Remember.

For the security of our country!

Remember.

For the betterment of Mankind!

Worthwhile causes all.

But always remember.

What it cost.

 

FF – Accident at the Gazebo

December 18, 2019 49 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson. Click the frog and whatnot.

Copyright Dale Rogerson

 

“Um, darling?”

“Yes, my dearest?”

“I’m… I’m afraid I’ve had a small accident.”

“Accident, my pumpkin? What, pray tell?”

“Your… your… I’ve… I’ve split icing sugar on your gazebo model…”

“MY GAZEBO MODEL? Oh, why, God, why… wait, my little mince pie. It’s Christmas after all! Look, snow on the gazebo!”

“Oh, darling, yes! How pretty!”

“Yes, my precious ice cream sundae! Merry Christmas!”

“Merry Christmas, my darling! I love you!”

“I love you too!”

Smooch smooch slobber etc…

Afterwards…

“Darling, is now a good time to report on the horrible ‘forest fire’ which yesterday consumed your life’s-work London recreation…?”

 

FF – Ooh, Aah!

December 11, 2019 57 comments

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

Well, I just hit “publish” instead of “preview”… bear with me… 🙂

Okay, I think I’m there.

 

Copyright Mikhael Sublett

 

“Yes! Will you look at that!”

“Perfect. At last, a combined kitchen/diner. Seems weird, bashing down a wall in the house but this is gonna look great for when Billy and Sarah come round for dinner. They’ll ooh and aah!”

“Yep! What do the instructions say next?”

“Let’s see… prepare the areasmash wall with sledgehammer… turn the page, ah, yes… but first, check the wall is not load-bearing. What’s that, then?”

KerrrrrrASH! Cough cough splutter


Ding dong!

“Hi Billy, Sarah, great to see you! Please, come through to our ultra-modern state of the art open-air kitchen diner…”

“Ooh!”

“Aah!”

 

FF – All Aboard!

December 4, 2019 72 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Fatima Fakier Deria.

Click on the froggy for more stories, and to join in!

 

Giggling, laughing, they climbed aboard, drinks in hand. Plenty more inside, and snacks too. Graduating High School, their whole lives ahead of them. Time for a party.

Little did they know, they’d booked the…

 

!!!Party Bus To Hell!!!

 

Starring

Jessica Lemons as “Chirpy Cheerleader”
Chuck Mason as “Popular Moronic Jock”
and introducing
Frankie Peanuts as “Underappreciated Nerd”

 

–This is a Ride Not to be Missed–

 

In cinemas now! Board the !!!Party Bus To Hell!!!if you dare!

 

(Rated 18, some bad language, mild nudity, massive gratuitous violence, traumatic amputations, decapitations, arterial spurting, that sort of thing)