Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I'm a soothsayer!

It's Day 19 of  the Blogging from A to Z  April 2015 Challenge 



I’m a soothsayer. Don’t laugh, I am! I think I have a pretty good idea about what will happen in the future. OK, I admit that none of my predictions have ever come true, but some were pretty close so it's only a matter of time.

The other night my friends laughed when I told them that next week it was going to....... well, never mind!

Needless to say I received the 
usual sarcastic response.  'Yea, when pigs fly!’ they said, and as I left  they all made snorting and grunting noises. ‘I’ll show them’ I thought.

A bump in the night
It gave me a fright
I jumped out of bed
And turned on the light

Guess what I saw
Just there by the door?
A confused looking pig
Prostrate on the floor!

The poor pig had stars spinning around its head and it was looking at me through crossed eyes! At first I thought I was dreaming but when I pinched myself  it hurt, so I must have been awake. Then I noticed bits of plaster all over the carpet and an enormous hole in the ceiling! I grabbed my camera and took pictures of the scene.

I looked up to the sky
And realised that I
could prove to my friends
that pigs really fly!





I have another story for children  and the child within us tomorrow! It's called The Time Machine

25 comments:

  1. Well I gotta see this!!! Please show me...

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    1. I've got my favourite flying pig to delivering the photos to you right now!

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    2. Hey you, thanks so so much for visiting so many of my posts in one hit today! Can't tell how thrilled I am.

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    3. The pleasures all mine, they read so well and keep me reading on and on and on........Have a great weekend!

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  2. well i was scared of posting a story for kids on A to Z, now i will do it, if not two at least one, i like the story and i do think that pigs can fly

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    1. They do i b! Really! I publish loads of kids stories on my blog and they go own really well.Do it!

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  3. What a great picture for that tale! Weird, but I like weird.

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  4. Nice! As someone who always seems to draw doubt from the general public (and family especially), I see the image of pigs flying all the time. I wish a minor-league baseball team would named itself the Flying Pigs.

    Glad I found you through the A to Z Challenge!

    - Eli @ Coach Daddy (#1137)

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  5. Like Shadow said, I'd like to see the pictures of the scene too. :D
    Very imaginative and creative story, Keith! :)

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    1. Gosh,better get printing.That pig's got a fair few miles to go delivering them!

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  6. Another fun ficlet! Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad you're doing the A to Z challenge. My blog, http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/, is number 1226 on the list today. Seems to be growing shorter every day. Best wishes!

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    1. I'm loving the challenge and I can't imagine why anyone would fall by the wayside! I'm already planning A-Z 2016!

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  7. bwa hahaha That is one of my favorite sayings! Cheers!

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  8. What a wonderful post! I have a flying pig ornament that I hand on my Christmas tree each year. There must have been a real flying pig model that was used to sculpt the ornament. right?

    Visiting from A to Z,
    also @ http://glamofgod.com

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    1. I've no idea where the notion of flying pigs came from. I need to find out!

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  9. I knew it! I knew they could!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. They can they can! Annalisa, I've emailed you re access problems.

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  10. And I wonder where the expression came from. Why not when cows fly or goats?

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    1. There was a song called When I see an elephant fly in the Disney film Dumbo, but they can't really, not like pigs.

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  11. Great story! As for the comment above about a "Flying Pigs" team, I'd buy that t-shirt! The Time Machine sounds very intriguing.

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    1. You've given me a business idea! I'll discuss it with the pigs!

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