Thursday, April 07, 2016

Teddy Bears' Picnic

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

If you go down to the woods today,
You're sure of a big surprise.

Personally he didn’t want to go but after years of waiting the authorities had decreed that one member of each family must go back.

The path to the house was difficult to drive, so they let him out and watched as he negotiated the terrain. 

He had been playing outside that day and had cried on leaving Ted behind.

Now the backyard was a jungle.

The last thing he noticed were the glowing eyes of the teddies as they surrounded him.


Picnic time for teddy bears


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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

The second entry for the week based on a song very popular with my kids when they were small, the first one was about Beauty Sleep.



To read the stories coming out of the woods click here.

18 comments :

  1. The little Teddy bears are having a lovely holiday... but this little boy is not!

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    1. Never leave your teddies behind. Thanks for reading and commenting Mary.

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  2. No-one quite like a Teddy Bear for harbouring a grudge. Great take.

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    1. Be afraid, be very afraid. Thanks for your comments Sandra I am glad you liked it.

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  3. There is something so accusing in those glasshard eyes.

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    1. It is indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  4. Terrifying Teddies. I think you just might have the next big Halloween Flick.

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    1. Ha! Ha! 'The revenge of the teddies' coming soon to a theatre next to you. Thanks for your comments Joseph.

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  5. Ugh, that sounds like an offering. Maybe next time the authorities should go.

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    1. The authorities are waiting till someone comes back :-)
      Thanks for reading and commenting Gabriele.

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  6. I can hear the Jaws theme music playing as he walks into the backyard. If Paddington Bear is among them, maybe the boy can hold them off with some marmalade sandwiches. I love the tongue-in-cheek tone of this. Very good.

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    1. Actually this is a much loved song, just a different twist to it :-)
      Thanks for your comments Margaret I am glad you liked it.

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  7. Dear Subroto,

    I'm surprised Alfred Hitchcock didn't make this into a movie. Frightening.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks for that compliment Rochelle, I am glad you liked it.

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  8. My wife had a Teddy once, but the darn thing wouldn't stay on.

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    1. I'd classify that under 'Too Much Information' hopefully it was picnic time for you.

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  9. I'm thinking of teddies who are actually aliens. It would be the perfect disguise to infiltrate human kind without being noticed. I'll never forget the funny story about traffic lights being aliens. Well done and scary, Subroto. ---- Suzanne

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    1. Now that's an idea..'the invasion of alien teddies' :-) Thanks for your comments Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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