19/08/2017

JUNGLE - a one hundred word story for Friday Fictioneers - on a Saturday!

JUNGLE

The en-suite was tiny, rendered even more claustrophobic by a window obscured by rampant creeper and a jungle-themed shower curtain. Joanne propped the door ajar and washed quickly.

She was rinsing her hair when a bird shrieked raucously – surely there were no parrots in Surbiton? – and when she turned off the shower she heard the rasp of tropical insects and a swish of wind through trees.

Joanne wrapped herself in an inadequate hotel towel and stepped out of the shower – onto damp undergrowth and fallen branches.

A snake slithered over her foot.
She screamed.

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I am very late on parade this week - life got rather complicated and inspiration flew out of the window - so this little story is the best I can offer before rushing off the give Mum her lunch. Thanks to https://rochellewisoff.com/  for hosting Friday Fictioneers - you can follow the link from her blog to read other stories.

40 comments:

  1. Such imagination! I felt that snake and wanted to scream as well!

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    1. I do like dipping into the realms of fantasy at times.

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  2. Dear Liz,

    The snake would have me screaming. Descriptive and well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle - it was a tossup between a snake and a lion.

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  3. Wow !I hope it was just a scary dream for Joanne with loud insect and bird music in the background . I almost shrieked at the end , too.
    Great story , Liz πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
    Best wishes
    Moon
    https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Moon - pehaps it was only a dream?

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  4. Well done for pulling that out of the bag!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it was rather last minute!

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  5. Yikes!
    As if showering wasn't scary enough!

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  6. Bizarre situation, any one would freak out. Interesting, different take.

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  7. What sort of weird shower is this! I wouldn't have got in it to start with :-)

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    1. You'd rather stay smelly? It looked fairly normal to start with!

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  8. Great fantasy, but I sure could have done without the snake :)

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    1. Would you rather have the lion?

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  9. Oh my goodness - what a nightmare!

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    1. Not the sort of thing I'd like to wake up to!

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  10. What a reality twister! It reads pretty inspired to me.

    It also puts me in mind of a resort in Indonesia that some fellow travelers told me about. One of them was in the shower when she looked up at the road right into the eyes of someone motorcycling past.

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    1. Heehee! I wouldn't trust an open air shower!

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  11. A lot going on in this 100 words!

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    1. There's a longer story behind it.

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  12. Things have changed in Surbiton since I was last there! Nice one liz.

    Click to read my story

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    1. Can't think why I picked on Surbiton, but once the name was in my head I had to use it!

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  13. Gosh, was she drinking the shower gel?

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    1. Some of them do smell good enough to drink, don't they?

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  14. Good gawd! Where did that come from!! ;-)

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    1. No idea - an over-fertile imagination, perhaps.

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  15. I think this hotel is probably not the best you could get.

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  16. You bathroom sounds like the wardrobe that took the four children into Narnia. But like Linda, I could do without the snake.

    I think everyone would love to find a portal like that --- as long as the Exit door was clearly marked.
    Oh, wait a minute. That's what a book's all about.

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    1. What a lovely description of a book!

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  17. i guess you get what you pay for. interesting story to tell if she survives. :)

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    1. I have already written a longer story.

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  18. Showering into another world, what fun. This was great.

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    1. Thanks Ga - some othe shower gels one can buy these days offer all sorts of miracles!

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