a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Playing At Linda Kay's



Fernando landed in a garden he'd never seen before.  He sat very still while he checked the place out for any danger.

Considering it to be a safe place to wander Fernando began to explore.  There were radishes, onions, cabbage and other green things he wasn't familiar with but he continued.

Busy with his proboscis, tasting all available to him, Fernando missed the approaching danger.  A human had entered the garden that obviously was theirs to pick some fresh salad for dinner.

Being a little upset that the fly was vomiting on her lettuce the gardener took one swipe.  A very good solid and, for Fernando, a deadly swipe.
...and the strains of Abba could be heard throughout the garden as the fellow green bottle flies mourned Fernando's passing...

They were closer now Fernando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally
I was so afraid Fernando
We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die
And I'm not ashamed to say
The roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry
Your assignment is to write a story about a picture.

17 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

That's BAAAAAADDDDDD! LOL

eileeninmd said...

Poor Fernando, cute story. Have a happy day!

Sandra said...

brahaha.... i know a shrink you might like, looking for his number..

Susan said...

That song is now stuck in my head...

Linda Kay said...

Gail, I love ABBA, and loved your story as well. Thanks for sharing you insect saga with me!

Denise inVA said...

That's a cute story Gail. I'm about to go wash my lettuce - even more thoroughly than usual - for tonight's salad, lol!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was hilarious!

Inger said...

Abba will never die though, says I, a proud Swede,

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Ahhh..I can hear the drums, Fernando...:)JP

LindaG said...

Hahahahaha! Great job, Gail! (^__^)

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Gail - you did so well here - and now I too have that song on my mind!!!

All the best Jan

Arkansas Patti said...

Such a wonderful tale you told and how apropos the song was. Now if I can just get it out of my head.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

You crack me up! Poor Fernando, but good riddance. I detest flies, especially when they get in the house.

DesertHen said...

Bwahahahahahaha...poor Fernando! Now I have that ABBA song stuck in my head...LOL.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This was awesome... well, except for poor Fernando, of course! And now I will have that song playing in my head all day... I'm glad you chose a good one! :-))

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Very clever story. It is good to see you here.

Lee said...

Poor, poor Fernando....he should've flown away to the safety of Hernando's Hideway!

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