10/12/2015

SCANDAL - a 100 word story

SCANDAL

The scandal broke on Tuesday and whizzed around the town at the speed of sound. Sandra from Glebe Close was having it off with Dave Wilson, and there were photographs on Facebook as proof.

This was infinitely more exciting than the recent speculation about the parrot that had been spotted flying around in erratic circles, and the flood of calls to the animal rescue centre dwindled to a trickle as people discussed the latest Glebe Close developments with shocked delight.

Who had taken the photographs was a complete mystery – until the parrot drone crashed into the plate-glass window of the supermarket.
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Thanks to Rochelle who hosts Friday Fictioneers on her blog  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ and this week to Luther Siler for the photograph that prompts my story and scores of others, which you will find if you follow the Blue Frog trail on Rochelle's site.

20 comments:

  1. a paparazzi parrot
    flying on all four
    went through glass
    after taking pic galore

    A nice twist on the ones
    That have come before

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    1. Thanks for such a poetic comment, desk 49!

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  2. I'm sure it will happen before too long - drones supplying the evidence in the Family Courts. Good one.

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    1. More than likely - unless it's happened already!

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  3. Dear Liz,

    We live in bizarre times, don't we? Most of what we accept as commonplace only existed in Sci Fi. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I think our generation and our parent's generation have seen more change than several centuries before us.

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  4. This is brilliant! I had a seagull peering at mt me through my window a few minutes ago - at least, I think it was a seagull!

    Visit Keith's Ramblings!

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    1. Be careful what you get up to, Keith - or draw the curtains!

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  5. I have to watch out for birds... (I guess I can spot the parrot among the sparrows)

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    1. They will soon be bringing out a miniaturised version - can you trust a sparrow?

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  6. Ha, great one, Liz. I love the thought of parrot drones, although vultures would be a more likely costume for paparazzi.

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    1. You are right about the vultures, Russel. Luckily I am not famous!

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  7. The parrot drone? Next I'll be watching out for my goldfish depth charge!

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    1. Have you checked him for a suicide belt?

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  8. I know someone who does a lot of drone photography - this made me wonder if you know him too!

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  9. We used to say 'the walls have ears'. What will we be saying in the future? The sky has eyes?? I love your story - most engaging.

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    1. "Beware the eye in the sky" perhaps? Thanks for commenting, marg.

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  10. That's rather scary, Liz, especially since it could happen. Well-written story, and good surprise ending. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. thanks Suzanne, and sorry if I scared you!

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