Memories – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant always be cheerful
So this week he decides to give everyone a laugh
He appreciates your visit
So his thanks are explicit
He hopes his wee tale is not a huge social gaffe

Great excitement in the Elephant House as Friday is almost here again and the Fictioneers sharpen their keyboards for another assault on the credulity of blogville.
Thanks again to rootin’ tootin’ Rochelle, our esteemed hostess.
You know the rules, write a 100 word story based on picture prompt (below).

Copyright - John Nixon

Copyright – John Nixon

Memories

Please don’t go on your bike, darling.
It isn’t that far, honey, and in this traffic I’ll be there almost as soon as you are.
But I always think that these narrow roads are so dangerous!
Don’t be silly, sweetheart, it’s a lovely day and you know I can really use the exercise.
Are you sure, you know I worry about you on that thing.
Hey, I am indestructible, remember?
Come on, kids, Daddy will meet us there.
Bye, kids, bye, darling!
*
And now the local news.
A mother and her two children were killed when a truck …

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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53 Responses to Memories – Friday Fictioneers

  1. camgal says:

    Surprise ending, wow. Great piece.

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  2. Sarah Ann says:

    Naughty naughty. I shouldn’t be smiling but maybe you set me up with your intro. Well done.

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  3. How cruel ending… Really caught me with a sigh

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  4. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear AEC,

    Life is a cruel taskmaster and your story shows just why.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  5. Ohhh – life is not fare sometimes! Clever twist….

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  6. claireful says:

    Rochelle put it very well – a face slapper indeed!

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  7. RoSy says:

    Oh dear!
    I guess when it’s our time…it’s our time…

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  8. cycling is safer
    never know what a day may hold

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  9. denmother says:

    You got me with that ending. I felt something bad was coming but didn’t suspect the people in the vehicle. Awful story but well written!

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  10. JKBradley says:

    Yet another reason to ride a bike.

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  11. zookyworld says:

    A sad twist at the end there — and shows that she’s right: those roads are dangerous.

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  12. I didn’t see that coming. Great story.

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  13. vbholmes says:

    Narrow roads here with lots of bicycles–sometimes it’s worth your life to pass. Good story with a surprise ending.

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  14. helenmidgley says:

    What a twist, great job 🙂

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  15. JackieP says:

    Oh no! How sad. ;-(

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  16. Joe Owens says:

    An unheeded warning is the perfect way for a story to come true.

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  17. Linda Vernon says:

    Holy cow! This throw me for a loop! 😀

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  18. kaycers says:

    Sad! I ride my bike everywhere! Not cool! lol

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  19. nightlake says:

    That is terrible. She was worried for his safety, but turned out to be the victim

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  20. summerstommy2 says:

    The sad irony of life sir elephant…….unexpected, a waste.

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  21. Dear Elephant,

    This one’s a real face-slapper. Fabulous irony in your twisted ending. Good job!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  22. Ye Pirate says:

    Ye Gods…what a tale of woe…..

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  23. Al says:

    So the bike was safer than the way the others travelled. Not everything is as safe as it seems

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  24. Anja says:

    Oh boy, AnElephant…..I had a feeling something was going to happen…

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