Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FF: Safari Gone Awry

Friday Fictioneers



Copyright – EL Appleby



Five-year-old Katie was so excited about her summer vacation on safari with her parents. She loved all kinds of animals and even liked to hold the snakes at the petting zoo. Two weeks prior to the trip, her father broke his leg and had to be in a cast for two months. 

To make up for having to wait another year for her safari, Katie’s father had a specially made stuffed animal representing as many safari animals as possible ordered as a gift. Katie was thrilled with her present and looked forward to the real vacation when she was six. 

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22 comments:

  1. I call this particular species a Elephraffigerbra. They are a rare breed.

    Seriously though, good job incorporating that photo into a story. I wouldn't have known where to begin!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Cindy. Not my best but wanted to give it a try.

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    1. Thank you! The prompt was perfect for your name!

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  3. Now, that's a way to handle disappointment. Beautifully written.

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    1. How nice of you to say. Thank you!

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  4. What a lovely thing for him to do! Wonder whether she'll see this particular animal when she finally visits. :-)

    janet

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    1. Oh dear, that would be a disappointment if she thought it was a real animal. I think her father would have explained...Hadn't thought about that! All I could think of when I saw the photo was "special order". lol

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  5. Interesting explanation for the jumbled up creature. I'll buy it!

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  6. Dear Maggie,

    The creature is cute and so is your story. I wish someone would order one for me.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle. So appreciate your comments. I was thinking FAO Schwartz ;-)

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  7. What a thoughtful father. Good for Katie.

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  8. Really good story! I want a dad like this. Really nice.

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    1. I wish I'd had one like this one. Thank you!

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  9. A caring father, but even more wonderful - a 5 year old with patience!

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  10. I enjoyed this - well done.

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  11. I like how, in such a small space, you brightly describe two characters by their actions. A great idea for Katie's dad, and I'm glad Katie is patient to wait for another year!

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  12. Sounds like the perfect solution for a five-year-old.

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  13. Very nice and cute... hope the real safari worked out.

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