15/03/2018

MAN WALKS INTO A BAR - a story in 100 words


MAN WALKS INTO A BAR

“Evening, landlord! A pint of your best, please, and one for yourself. I hear there’s been a UFO sighting?”
“Saw it with my own eyes. It came out of nowhere, hovered just over my car, then whooshed off. Never been so scared in my life.”
“Where was this?”
“On the old quarry road.”
“Can you show me?”
“You won’t get me out there again.”
“Then I’ll find it myself. A photo like that will get me into the nationals.”
 Later.
Another man walks into the bar. “Anyone lost a camera? Just found it lying out by the old quarry road.”
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This is yet another story prompted by a photo taken by Ted Strutz and posted on Rochelle's site  https://rochellewisoff.com/  - thank you both. By following the links from Rochelle's blog you can read lots of other stories from the same prompt.

I'm off balance today. Getting up at 7am because the only slot my hairdresser had free was at 9am has thrown me - the stress we retirees go through!! 

On top of that, over the past week I have been writing new sections for my Work In Progress (WIP) revision, and rediscovering the thrill of having so many thoughts tumbling over each other that my fingers can't move fast enough to keep up.
 If you haven't yet read my first book, A Volcanic Race, now would be a good time, because the next one is on its way! The link to Amazon is on the top right of my page. Yes, up there!

36 comments:

  1. Yikes! The truth is out there…

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    1. ... and They didn't let him take his camera with him!

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  2. I'm sure there's a perfectly innocent explanation...

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  3. He's gone to that great comedy club in the sky. Loved the titel

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    1. Thanks Neil - I couldn't resist it!

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    1. Is that only half a laugh, Helen? That's a bit mean!

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  5. like they say, curiosity killed the cat.

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    1. But is he dead or just ... transported?

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  6. Maybe he'd just gone to take a leak...or maybe not :-)

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    1. Possibly - in which case he'll be pissed off (!) to find his camera gone!

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  7. Nice one but tell me he got that last shot.

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    1. Perhaps the landlord will find out.

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  8. I think they might need to see what was on the camera. Or then again, maybe not. Good one.

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    1. They'd have to look, wouldn't they, after the landlord's earlier encounter.

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  9. Best some things be left alone.
    and YAY!!! Can't wait for part 2!

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    1. Part two? Of this story or my Living Rock series?

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  10. Eek! But did he see if there was anything captured on the camera, I wonder?

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. You'd have to develop the film, or I suppose I should say, download it these days!

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  11. Now he really will never go out to the quarry again.

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    1. He'd be stupid to take the risk.

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  12. Guess he found what the other man saw - to his detriment. Good story.

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  13. You've found a good way of telling the story of alien abduction.

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  14. Thanks for the smile :)

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  15. Ha!!!!! This made me laugh. Great take on the prompt.

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  16. Dear Liz,

    So much for that photo. Good one. And...can't wait for your next book! Seriously loved The Volcanic Race.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  17. Thank you Rochelle - I'm not as quick at getting out the next book as you are, but it's on its way! How on earth do I persuade more people to buy Book One? :(

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  18. I know it, I know it... they are here and they are not happy.

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  19. thanks for the smile - and have you ever heard of the dyslexic version?
    A man walks into a bra

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    1. Hehee! Thanks to you too for brightening up my Monday morning.

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