Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Post 1452. Thursday February 16

Six Sentence Stories



‘I think we are going to sink’ said Fred as he watched the water swirling through the hole in the bottom of the little boat.
  
‘It doesn’t look good’ admitted Frank as he stuffed his bag of sandwiches into the gaping orifice.

‘That should fix it Fred’ he said, but his satisfied grin quickly disappeared when his lunch suddenly vanished from view.

Just then the boat rose from the water and started accelerating shoreward.

Frank peered over the side to see a massive merman holding the craft up with one hand whilst eating a cheese and pickle sandwich with the other, his muscle-bound tail furiously flapping.

‘Emermancy Services to the rescue!’ shouted their saviour.




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22 comments:

  1. Emermancy. Thank you for expanding my vocabulary today! ;)
    Love it!!

    - Lisa

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  2. Clever! You gave me a giggle, and i am glad they were able to pay their new friend so easily.

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    1. That's exactly what I hoped to do! Thanks so much.

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  3. Thanks for my morning laugh of the day. (From a self-proclaimed mermaid).

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    1. I wondered what the fishy smell was when I visited your site! Glad you liked it Val

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  4. Fantasy, I love it! I googled "ermancy" it's a word in Texas and I got 36000 hits!

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    1. Wow, some result! Glad you liked it Paul

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  5. I'm so glad I read the comments because my brain speedily misread 'emermancy' as 'emergency'. It's amazing how our brains incorrectly interpret words to what we expected. Very clever take on the image!

    Hey, my friend, could you answer a question for me? What are English muffins called in the UK? I address that when I blogged about a 'muffin master' tool that separates the two halves of the delectable bread. I even mentioned you in hopes you would have the answer. ~grin~ Happy writing!

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    1. I thought about placing a hyphen after the first e then changed my mind! Re you muffin question I've answered it on your blog

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    2. I think you made the right choice about the hyphen; make your readers think a little. And thanks for the answer!

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  6. Cheered me up. Well done

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  7. A fun story, Keith! They caught themselves quite a "fish" with that sandwich, and here I thought you were going to use the pickle to plug the hole on the boat! :-)

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    1. Haha! They were certainly in a bit of a pickle before their hero turned up

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  8. It is good to see a merman featured as mermaids seemed to have swamped marine literature over the years. Hope the cheese and pickle doesn't make him ill.

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    1. That's exactly what I thought. Mermen of the world unite!

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  9. Makes me wonder how soon it will be before mermen show up in the movies. Then again, they may already be there. HaHa

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    1. I'd rather watch mermaids thankyou Pat!

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  10. Ha! Good one - love that he's hoisting the boat one-handed whilst eating a sandwich. He's so strong and powerful the feat is effortless...and yet that pickle sandwich adds an element of fun. :D
    And now I need a pickle...

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