Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Eighth Wonder

PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

Contrary to popular perception there were not seven dwarfs.

How would I know? I was there running a fairly successful neighbourhood store. Remember the house that Hansel and Gretel found? Well the wicked witch used to buy flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking powder from me.

Even the dwarfs got to eat but it doesn’t make a good story if we talk about the eighth -  Russ - who grew tomatoes and bartered them for goodies at my store.  He looked after the house before Snow White barged in. She just bossed him around and took all the credit.

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Here we go again with another episode of Wednesday Friday Fictioneers this week.  And following in the footsteps of our fearless leader (a purple heart winner I hear) I shall choose to write about the forgotten eight dwarf - Russ.

To read other fairy tales by the Fictioneers this week click here

I'd love read what you think about this post...

34 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    Another Farmer Russell story and with the dwarfs thrown in. So you have me curious. How many dwarfs were there??? Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Only eight Rochelle but we never talk about him. Eventually he grew into a writer and a blogger ;-)

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  2. I want to know how many dwarves too

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    1. There were eight but seven had better agents so you've heard about them more ;-)

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  3. Russell is certainly up in lights this week.

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    1. He needs to work on that pose, maybe some more dirt on the face.

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  4. This was fun, Subroto...
    Can't wait for Russell to stop digging and join in on the fun...

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    1. Hi did with his poo(l) of misfortune story ;-)

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  5. I knew it... Snow White needed him out... poor Russell, maybe he could get a job as clerk in the store.

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    1. That Snow White is not as innocent as she seems. Thanks for your comments Björn.

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    1. There is more. That could be the spot where Rumpelstiltskin was last seen ;-)

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  7. Oh, I do like a good modern take on a fairy tale! This is great fun, Subroto!

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    1. Thank you Penny, I am glad you liked it.

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  8. Very clever. I shall have to revise that number.

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    1. Thanks YS, that number might grow further ;-)

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  9. This was SO clever. Loved it!

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    1. Thanks for reading Jan, I am glad you liked it.

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  10. Sounds like the story of the chap who called his soft drink one-up and when that didn't work he went through all the numbers, stopping at 6. He didn't make his fortune either.

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    1. Ha! Ha! Now that's a great story. Thanks for reading and commenting Liz.

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  11. An entertaining take on the prompt!

    http://thewritetypeofteacher.blogspot.com/2018/05/friday-fictioneers-forest.html

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    1. Thans Ms W, I am glad you liked it.

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  12. Very good - I like new twists on old tales!

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    1. Thanks Kirst, these old tales are ready for a new spin now ;-)

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  13. Ha! Nice of your protagonist to sell seasonings for the wicked witch's evil cooking :-)

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    1. He is a non judgemental businessman/businessgnome after all ;-) Thanks for your comments Alistair.

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  14. So cute!!! Adding you to my blog reading list for sure...

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    1. Thanks Karen I am glad you liked it.

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  16. Lovely spin on the photo. Love the idea too, that there's a fancy foods dealer out there making good cash out of fairy tale folk. Great stuff

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    1. Those dealers never get talked about ;-) Thanks for commenting Lynn I am glad you liked it.

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