Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sole Survivor

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr

So there I was in the park, enjoying a little tipple but must have dozed off.

The midnight gong of the clock tower woke me up.  Out there on the road stood a splendid golden coach, harnessed with six cream colored horses.  The coachman wore a powdered wig and silk stockings.  There were six footmen in splendid liveries.


As the last gong sounded the coach became a pumpkin, the horses transformed into mice and the coachman into a rat.  Six lizards scurried away while a pretty beggar girl, limping in one shoe, ran past crying.

I am never drinking again. 

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Written for Friday Fictioneers (episode 99). Word Count : 100

A little bit whimsicality this time to get away from the serious stuff.  Hope the Fairy Blogmother approves.

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21 comments :

  1. Good decision. Nice story.

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    1. I fear one more fairy tale might drive him to drink again, Thanks for your comments Ansumani I am glad you liked it.

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  2. Great twist on Cinderella.

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    1. Thank you Deborah I am glad you liked it.

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  4. I once read that drinking can cause hallucinations, so I gave up reading.
    Good piece.

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    1. Ha! Ha! Hope that is working well for you. Thanks for reading this and commenting :-)

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  5. I really like this one!

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  6. I think I would not believe it either even if I saw it.

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    1. What about the fat guy in a red suit? I hear he is going to log some serious frequent flyer points soon.

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  7. What fun. And what a great idea to tell it from this character's viewpoint.

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    1. Thank Margaret. I think there is more to it than what the Fairy Mafia has revealed over the years ;-)

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  8. hahahaha, loved the post

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    1. Thans Dee Dee, I am glad you liked it.

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  9. Dear Subroto,

    I never thought of Cinderella from bystander's POV. Very clever, sir.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. PS The Fairy Blog Mother wholeheartedly approves.

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    2. Thank you Fairy Blog Mother, I am glad you didn't turn me into a toad instead.

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  10. Creative story, Subroto. That would bring about a change in a person. I love the humor. Well done. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne I am glad you liked it.

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