Monday, 16 August 2010

Microfiction Monday #44 Periscope up!


Susan from 'Stony River' organises and hosts this weekly meme. Thank you Susan J She provides a picture and the challenge is to create a story in 140 characters or less – including punctuation! Click here to read more marvels of microfiction – and perhaps join in. It's fun!

Here is this week's picture. There's a Flanders and Swann song called 'There's a bird on my head' and this image reminded me of it.


My offering with apologies to Keats ;-)



Oh, what can ail thee, Knight at arms?
What's this thing on top me 'elmet – a periscope? I ain't going in water for no-one. This stuff rusts!

(140 characters)

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like an early attempt at submarine warfare :-)
    Enjoyed that.

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  2. Dear Janice, I loved this. It looks like we all needed a good laugh this week.

    Thank you!

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  3. Oh, I love it, Janice! I don't blame him, I wouldn't go in the water either -- not in that! Great take for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  4. he he, love the tone and "brogue" very clever!

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  5. glug, glug, I told you, glug. Gone for predicament today. My 140 is here

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  6. LOL! Too funny! Not only will it rust, but also I think ye might sink, lol!

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  7. Step away from the river! The camera will follow your every move!

    Imaginative!

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  8. OMG I loved this. You did Keats well my friend. :) Great take on the photo :) Have a wonderful Monday :)

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  9. Funny one, Janice. Plus it's hard to swim wearing armor. I don't know HOW I know that but I think it's true. :)

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  10. It DOES look like an odd helmet attachment. :) Wise warrior.

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  11. Poor Knight, being made to be a Submarine, I hope he gets his Oil Can, if the experiments continue.

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  12. Too funny! I don't blame him for refusing to jump into the water in that suit!

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  13. Very nice, JB ~~ Now for the rusting problem, my Mr. Tin Man can loan you some WD-40. Can you get that in the U.K?
    ..

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  14. Maybe he could sell himself for scrap metal.

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  15. Now there's a thought -- an amphibious suit of armor! LOL

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  16. Very good, Jabblog! Not many entries made reference to the "periscope." Further . . . the suit seems to narrow a lot at the waist. I wondered if it was the ladies' model . . a sort of full-length, all-embrasing chastity belt.

    P.S. I too felt I should to apologise to John Keats . .

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  17. Maybe he could grease himself up first, like those who swim the English Channel ?

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  18. Sounds like a large amount of common sense

    for one so armored, thick and dense. LOL all the way!

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