Friday Fiction: Fugly and Fuglier

It’s been a while (again) but I thought I’d give this another go. Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚


Copyright Adam Ickes
Copyright Adam Ickes

Fugly and Fuglier

Under the bridge, the trolls, Fugly and Fuglier, were bored and hungry. Nobody had come trip-trapping across in months and they were beginning to lose their troll-mojo.

‘Man!’ said Fugly. ‘I need to get me some goat, like now!’

‘I’m so hungry,’ replied Fuglier. ‘I could eat a horse.’

‘Horse? Ewww! That’s gross. Nobody eats horses.’

‘They do in France,’ said Fuglier, who had travelled extensively in his youth.


‘Mais oui,’ said Fuglier, showing off.

‘Oh shit!’ said Champion (the Wonder Horse), as he gingerly tip-toed back across the bridge and headed downstream to find somewhere safer to cross.

(100 words)


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33 thoughts on “Friday Fiction: Fugly and Fuglier

  1. That horse probably went to find a bridge with less cultured trolls to cross. “Of all the trolls under all of the bridges, I had to come across the one that’s been to France!”


  2. El!!! Where have you been again!? Having a life without us?? LOL… So glad to see you back. And this was funny. And good! I think the trolls are going to be hungry for a while longer ๐Ÿ™‚


    • HI Jackie
      I’ve missed you and the Friday Fiction gang! I’ve been lazy and disinterested in writing which wasn’t a fun place to be, but I’m feeling the full Friday spirit today and hope to be back doing this more regularly from now on. Lovely to hear from you. Take care ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Lovely to see you back, El, so lovely that I skipped down, out of order even, to read your story and say hello. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the story, BUT no horses as food for anyone, French or otherwise. I hope life’s been treating you and yours well and that we’ll see you much more often.

    who’s always afraid to refresh when she reaches the end of another row of stories, because she might be losing ground!


  4. “Trit, trat, trit, trat, over the rickety bridge” – actually that bridge doesn;t look so rickety, perhaps after the horse went wandering over. French horse??? My French is limited to oรน est la plume de ma tante which is really useful in France. Great short story, keep them coming. Tony


  5. Dear EL,

    Like Janet I had to jump ship and open your post. So good to see you here. You haven’t lost it. What a fun take on “Billy Goats Gruff”. I hope this means you’re back among us. At any rate I enjoyed your presence and your story.




    • Hi Rochelle
      I’m enjoying getting back into the FF mood! I think I lost my mojo a bit for a while but got it back with my trolls (without resorting to eating horsemeat!) I hope to get back to doing this more regularly again. Lovely to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Lovely to see you back here and what a story, shades of Billy Goat Gruff and laughed at the mention of Champion (the Wonder Horse) I’d almost forgotten him. Well done and thanks for the memories.


  7. Ha!ha!An still laughing-with such cute names,the trolls obviously won the popularity poll and Champion should have crossed-this was not France(giggle)!Brilliant take on the prompt ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. El, it’s so good to see you!!! I’ve missed you. This is a hoot. You haven’t lost your touch. You always put a unique spin on things. Good to see you back here.


  9. Very funny. Love the voices of your trolls. And it was so easy to see Champion backing off. Love it.


    • Thank you. It was fun to write. They should have their own TV show: The Fugly and Fuglier Show! On 17 Mar 2014 19:40, “EL Appleby: Short Stories” wrote:



  10. Hahahahaha! Simply hilarious, El! And SO good to see you in the ranks this week. You’ve been missed terribly.

    I could actually SEE Champion backing off. And those two trolls could have been the Two Ronnies for all I know. Thanks for making me laugh out loud!


    • lovely to hear from you – so glad I haven’t lost my touch! Champion had a lucky escape, didn’t he? I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s offering from the lovely Rochelle ๐Ÿ™‚

      On 18 March 2014 16:28, EL Appleby: Short Stories wrote:



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