Thursday, June 02, 2016

FFfAW plus Three Word Wednesday

Posted Thursday June 2

The photopromt at FFfAW comes courtesy of Barbara Taylor via our host, Priceless Joy.
The given words at Three Word Wednedsday are kook, lethal and maniacal.





Boris stared across the Thames at the city skyline. He had cold feet, but he also had a calling.

He would be the first ever to leave the village of Insulatum. Generations had toiled the land, taught their children and remained apart from the influences of the wicked world beyond. London was evil they said. There, thousands appeared from underground at sunrise, descending down the steps again at nightfall. Crooks and lethal charlatans abounded.

Before he left, the villagers handed him a sack containing a cross, a bottle of water from the well and a flare should he need rescuing.

Five years on the city-dwellers believed him to have been educated at an exclusive school, attended a fine university and the offspring of wealthy parents. Boris became Mayor of London. Something of a kook, Londoners laughed with him.  Yet they applauded him in equal measure.

His reign finished recently. Soon he will return to Insulatum, in his sack a pot of gold.


Footnote.

Boris Johnson was Mayor of London from May 2008 until May 2016. Fact.

My tale? Pure fiction. 

Well, mainly!


21 comments:

  1. Boris took a risk the others were not willing to take and because of doing so, he returns a wealthy man! Great story, Keith!

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    1. Indeed. I just hope the outgoing Mayor of London Boris Johnson doesn't read this!

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  2. Very inventive! I like the town's name. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Darla. Boris really was great mayor and London is missing him already.

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  3. Interesting story Keih. Fairytale like quality too it. Nice write!

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I never saw Mayor Boris as a fairy, but now to come to mention it...!

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  4. Enjoyable tale. A sort of modern fable.

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    1. indeed! Not sure Boris would see it that way!

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  5. A tale of a great mayor... nice story..

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  6. this could be true of many politicians, great

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    1. I would like to think so! Thanks for visiting

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  7. Boris is all that is wrong with this country - and all that is right - if nothing else it's amusing seeing him hang from a zip wire in a suit whilst waving a Union Jack - money well spent :~ thank you for the cheer..

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    1. I couldn't agree more Jae! Prime Ministerial material? Mmmm......

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  8. There are occasions when one can surpass the imagination to aspire for high office. Dreams can come true but still natural ability is important to do a good job! Rightly so Keith!

    Hank

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    1. Dream plus ability is the perfect combination. The UK is split on Boris.

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  9. I enjoyed your "Morning Mist" photos! I linked up on your Wednesday linky a bit late, so I linked my weekend linky party instead of my Wednesday one. Hope you can come by and link up! Wishing you a blessed weekend!

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    1. I'm really pleased you enjoyed them Christina. i'll drop by and take a look.

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  10. Our Boris... he is a man of many talents... so, now he has many coins! ;-)

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