07/07/2017

AMAZON ADVENTURE - a story in 100 words

AMAZON ADVENTURE
“Here’s another fine mess you’ve got me into!” Stanley flapped his flippers angrily. “You should never have booked that Amazon Adventure. We were parcelled up, stamped with a bar-code and delivered by courier – so humiliating.”
“I thought the Amazon was a river,” Ollie whined. “And I thought we were going to be saved when that penguin wearing a backpack arrived, but he just changed the meter and ran.”
Stanley gave Ollie a withering look. “Well, the only way out of here is through that window.”
“Jeez! That’s a big drop.”

“No problem – we’ll just make a chain with these paper-clips.”
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For readers not familiar with British television, British Gas use penguins to deliver Smart Meters in their adverts.

This was the only story I could come up with after a week during which I was coughing almost non-stop. Yes thanks, I'm better now!


Thanks as always to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog  https://rochellewisoff.com/  and to Clare Sheldon for the photograph that prompts all our stories this week.



38 comments:

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    1. Thanks Annalisa - sometimes only humour will do!

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  2. Stan and Ollie--Laurel and Hardy? Could easily visualize them having this conversation :)

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    1. Well spotted, Linda - and thanks!

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  3. it looks like fun. hopefully, it will work for them. :)

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    1. If they use triple thickness they should be okay.

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  4. What a cute penguin! We'll done with the story. They would have had a rude awakening. How our vocabulary has changed.

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    1. Yes indeed - time was when Amazon really DID mean the river!

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  5. Delightfully different! I'll hink of this next time I have a delivery!

    Please click to read my FriFic

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    1. Every author's dream is to write something that sticks in people's minds!

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  6. Great take on the prompt. Glad you're on the mend now.

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  7. Low cost airfare will soon be like this for us, not just for penguins... bar code delivery...

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    1. Wonder where they'll stamp it?

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  8. This is great Liz and it makes me think of all the wonderful shticks these two could conjure if they were around today.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Dawn - though I don't understand the word shticks!

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  9. Fun story. They are probably related to the Penguins of Madagascar ;-)

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    1. I didn't investigate their provenance, Subrota!

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  10. Dear Liz,

    Adorable story. Glad you're feeling better.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle - and I'm glad I'm feeling better too - a virus shadows one's whole world.

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  11. This was good fun. Loved the whacky take on the prompt. Cheers, Varad.

    https://looseendoftheredthread.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/worth-nothing-friday-fictioneers/

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  12. This was so cute and funny, I laughed out loud.

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    1. Laughter is good for the health!

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  13. Hee hee. Actually worked without the explanation too. Nicely done.

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    1. Presumably you've seen the advert? Soem FF people live across the Pond.

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  14. Ha! Be careful how you "see" things. I love your take on the prompt. Super fun.

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  15. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. A cute story, Liz. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

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