Monday, April 11, 2016

A-Z Challenge Day 9

Posted Monday April 11

Today, the I’s have it!
Insouciance adj. The quality of being carefree; a lack of concern.
Impavid adj. Fearless, undaunted
Inficete adj. Humourless, unfunny, deadly serious
Ichthyoasanthotoxism n. poisoning from the sting or bite of a fish



I was running, jumping skipping. Flowers to my left, a babbling brook to my right. I saw a frog, I’m certain it smiled. A blackbird sang me a merry tune whilst the smiling sun played hide and seek amid fluffy white clouds. I chased a butterfly; I twitched my nose at a rabbit. I blew a kiss to a fairy (only joking, actually I waved). I was in blissful insouciance.

I ventured upon a chasm. My impavid nature dared me to leap across. Arms and legs stretched I took off like an eagle. Unfortunately, I misjudged it. Okay, so it wasn't a real chasm, it was a fox's hole and my right foot shot down it causing a startled fox to pop out of another hole a few yards away. Despite being in agony I managed to muster a smile in its direction, but the inficete creature just frowned at me.

I limped to the pub to drown my sorrows. It could have been worse. Just supposed I'd fallen in the brook and suffered ichthyoasanthotoxism? I was on my fifth pint (and third whisky) when the pompous looking man in the painting over the fireplace stuck his tongue out at me. Some people are so rude.


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36 comments:

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    1. Pleased to have tickled you Elizabeth!

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  2. Fifth pint and third whiskey and he could still see someone sticking out their tongue at him? I think I would have passed out before then!

    betty

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    1. I suspect his mind was playing games with him Betty!

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  3. This one brought a smile on my face....ah I could imagine the scenes unfolding ;)

    Thoughts...Sushree

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  4. Very cleaver... lol! Very Nice Post... but you know that, that's why you posted it! Right!

    Welcome in the letter "I"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

    Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  5. How cute is that
    I love your stories on ever letter.

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  6. men in the paintings have no respect for decent folks, great post

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  7. Even you don't know your limits the man in the painting does.

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  8. That was fun. Although, sounds like this person needs to be cut off if paintings are making faces.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. Not a nice thing to happen!Thanks Patricia

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  9. That guy had quite an adventure! I always read your word list and wonder how you're going to fit them all into a few short paragraphs.

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    1. It's not getting any easier - I'm beginning to wonder why I did it!

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  10. Oh dear, life isn't fair :-)

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  11. I'm suspecting that he might have started imbibing or at least indulging in some substance before he even began this adventure... it was a fun read!
    Josie Two Shoes
    from Josie's Journal

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    1. I didn't like to mention that! Cheers Josie!

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  12. Too cute! I really enjoyed the imagery. Do you take requests for words? I adore the word mellifluous, which seems to really suit it's meaning. ~grin~ I look forward to reading tomorrow!
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
    Take care!

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    1. Now that is one word I certainly can use! Thanks Darla

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    2. You're sweet. I am awed by your skill with incorporating these amazing words.
      Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
      I hope you are having a lovely day!

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  13. Nice one - and what a challenge to get those words into a tiny story! Well done. :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  14. He must be very buzzed to imagine that a character in a painting is mocking him, haha!

    I hope his foot will be okay.

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    1. At least no one has suggested I was buzzed when I wrote it!

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  15. Perhaps he thought he was in a Harry Potter movie, all those animated drawings. Great fun!

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  16. dang- only having had 4 pints- I am not ready for Ichthyoasanthotoxism !~

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  17. Great flash fiction :-) He was already delusional long before the alcohol - didn't he think a foxhole was a chasm?

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