09/11/2016

STANLEY'S DELIVERY

STANLEY’S DELIVERY

“Come on Stanley – time’s a-wasting.” The voice was stern and Stanley grabbed the nearest blanket, reaching the exit before he read the label - Artist. 
His heart sank. Briefly he considered pretending he’d read it as Artisan, but with the supervisor watching, he yielded to the inevitable and took off.
Stanley searched the town carefully, but he had almost given up when he saw it. He laughed so hard he almost dropped his bundle. With a roof so glorious, this had to be the place, and with a practised swoop the job was done.
One baby artist safely delivered to her mother.
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I hope this step into fantasy gives you a few moments of pleasure -  and respite from this traumatic week suffered by the entire world, and especially America, which has my deepest sympathy.
Thanks as always to  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and this week to Sandra Crook for the photograph of that glorious roof which inspired my story, plus the other stories you can read by following the links from Rochelle's blog.



32 comments:

  1. That was fun! And a refreshing change from all the political stuff... ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I haven't read any other FF yet, but won't be surprised to find a fair bit of politics!

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  2. Thank you. I'm in America and we need all the sympathy we can get.

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    1. You're welcome, writescribe - and you're welcome to him, too!

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  3. Dear Lizy,

    I must've had a colorful roof when my kids were delivered. Adorable story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle - your kids must take after you if they're artists!

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    2. I'm sure my parents had a colorful roof, too. ;)

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  4. I love this. Uplifting and fun, what a wonderful idea.

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    1. Thank you Ga - we needed uplifting this week.

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  5. Aaaw, Stanley's a stork?

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  6. I did not get this until the very last word..and then I laughed out loud!

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  7. What a lovely, heart-warming story, Liz - thank you!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Glad it cheered you up, Susan.

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  8. I had to read it twice, but when I got it, I laughed out loud. Good one, Lizy. Very original.

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    1. A hundred words sometimes aren't enough to make the story clear, but you got there in the end. Thank you.

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  9. This made me smile - delightful!

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  10. Oh! I love this story. Took a second then - the Ah! Ha! moment. Delightful, simply delightful.

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  11. Liz, thanks for this sweet, humorous story, at a time when frankly it's hard to smile. You really made a wonderful piece from the photo!

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    1. The only way to beat the blues is to be upbeat, and thank you for visiting, Dawn.

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  12. This is really cute and a unique take on the prompt :)

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  13. Love this.. so nice and uplifting in today's darkness.

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    1. I thought there would be enough people writing in the dark!

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  14. That was both funny and cute, Liz. We don't think of the delivery problems of the poor stork. It did present a welcome break from politics. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. I don't often do cute, but it seemed appropriate this time. Thanks for commenting, Suzanne.

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