Jack Woz Ere

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Jack Woz Ere

Geraldine threw down her cap in horror. She’d returned from the pub after a quick pint to find the words JACK WOZ ERE carved into her favourite tree. People thought Tree Protection Officers watched trees all day … okay, she basically did. Now she’d failed at even that simple task.

I’m going to get fired, thought Geraldine. Maybe if I carve a little here, shave a bit there…

Hours later she stepped back, admiring her work. Not bad.

Even better, her hat had filled with coins while she worked. Enough for a pint, Geraldine grinned and headed back to the pub.

(100 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © JS Brand

Apologies to any Tree Protection Officers out there, I realise there’s more to the job than watching trees! I’ve been on holiday for a couple of weeks (did you miss me?). The wifi was bad and the company good so I didn’t try to participate while I was away but am looking forward to getting stuck into this week’s stories.

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A Little Present From Sprongolia

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A Little Present from Sprongolia

Shronk and Frickle thoroughly enjoyed visiting the natural history museums on Earth. They’d squeeze their Sprongolian lifeforms into human suits and adopt Earth names for the occasion. Today, Shronk chose ‘Sandra Crook’ and Frickle picked ‘Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’.

Sandra pointed at an exhibit entitled ‘Under the Sea’ and giggled.

‘It always amuses me to see this on display,’ she said, in Sprongolian. ‘What do they call it again?’

Rochelle squeezed her three tongues together to formulate the word in English.

‘C-o-r-a-l,’ she said, enunciating proudly.

‘And they’ve no idea it’s actually Sprongolian … waste matter?’

‘Nope.’

‘Shit,’ said Sandra.

‘Literally,’ said Rochelle.

 

(100 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Sorry Sandra! Sorry Rochelle! Talk about taking someone’s name in vain!

I’m off on holiday this weekend for a couple of weeks so please don’t think I’m ignoring you if I don’t reply immediately. If the WiFi’s good (and the company’s bad) I may take a peek while I’m away 🙂

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