Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Treasure Island

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

“Wow! You lived on that island!”

If only I had a dollar for each time someone said that to me I would have left a lot earlier.

A tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches and activities to excite everyone.

Barf!

Welcome to the island, population 1507 where anonymity doesn’t exist and secrets don’t stay buried for long.

It rains three months a year.  Nothing much you can do except stay inside.


Mr T’s lawyers informed me after his passing that a quarter of his estate was mine.  Turns out that Mr T was productive during the monsoons.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

There will be a few island stories this week or even a ferry godmother, so I'll just include one of my favourite songs.


To read the other writers this week click here.  

19 comments :

  1. For all that I still like the sound of living on a tropical island!

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    1. If you lived there forever you might want a change ;-) Thanks for reading and commenting Iain.

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    An island is the same as a small town. Although, the island has the ocean surrounding it. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Making it a little bit harder to escape. Thanks for your comments Rochelle, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. One senses a lot more story here. Good one :)

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    1. Mr T deserves one of his own :-) Thanks for your comments Linda.

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  4. I loved the "Barf!" (and the song) - Russell

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    1. I'll keep that in mind the next time ;-) Thanks for your comments Russell.

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  5. I'd happily be resident 1508 as long as I could take a few umbrellas! It can't be any worse than the little villages I've lived in and this place has a beach!

    My story - 'An empty bottle'

    My story - 'An empty bottle'

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    1. You probably don't appreciate paradise when you are young and restless and want to run away from it. Thanks for reading and commenting Keith.

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  6. Good monologue. Truth is you can get tired of any place--- even paradise.
    So Mr T made hay while the sun shines and when it rained he made heirs?

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    1. Thanks Christine, that is exactly what I wanted to convey. Mr T was a busy man indeed :-)

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  7. You're right. If you'd lived on an island all your life you'd like a change sometimes. Money would make things easier though. Good writing, Subroto. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Sometimes Paradise is not what it is cracked up to be, that's why he ran. Thanks for your comments Suzanne I am glad you liked it

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  8. Not to have any secrets - yes Paradise is more than beaches for yourself.

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    1. You never know what lies under the calmness of Paradise. Thanks for your comments Björn.

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  9. A combination of excessively nosy neighbours and three months of torrential rainfall isn't my idea of Paradise :-) He's well off out of it, even if it is feet first!

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    1. What may be Paradise for casual visitors may not be the same for long term residents. He is out now. Thanks for reading and commenting Sarah.

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  10. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

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