Finish off Fridays #10: the dress off 17.03.17

Oh boy, this is going to be fun!

Edith stood back and looked at her efforts; surely this year hers would be the best dressed moose in town.

The competition had come about because the Mayor of the time was fed up with garden and pet shows. He wanted something different, something that would stand out, and hit on the idea of the Best Dressed Moose from watching an animated story with his grandson.
Edith had recently had new curtains and decided to recycle the old ones on her moose.
The hat she came across at a jumble sale, though it was a shame she couldn’t find a matching handbag, and the frilly knickers she actually pinched off someone’s washing line as they were just perfect for the back end of her entry.
However, it was the beads that gave it that special panache, a touch a classy elegance.
She could almost see the first prize rosette attached to the lapel.

Saint Patrick’s Day, bonus choice:
In 25 words or less, tell a story about this leprechaun – beginning, middle and end.

This was his punishment.
Today of all days, he got the short straw, but
there was no way he was going to milk that moose!




About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to Finish off Fridays #10: the dress off 17.03.17

  1. Lorraine says:

    This is a wonderful duet of flash fiction. The rationale for the moose contest, and Edith’s dressing (love the pinched knickers) is amusing and smile producing. The leprechaun story is priceless; poor little guy, I wouldn’t want to milk a moose either! Great way to end your initial tale.
    Thanks so for participating and bringing another smile this evening!

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