Friday Fictioneers 7th April 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Jellico’s Stationhouse


Plans for the Ekibhsup (pronounced E-kibs-up) were the latest in economic transport.
Bureaucratic boffins were in orgasmic heaven as this latest masterpiece in engineering would be totally British made, environmentally friendly, health conscious and cheap to run.  Production could begin within four years, with developers and manufacturers  queueing up for copyright design and prototype deals before they’d seen the basic blueprints.

It all came crashing down when a seven year old happened to notice that Ekibhsup was actually ‘pushbike’ spelt backwards, by which time, thanks to the gullible stupidity of the greedy, an extremely rich ‘inventor’ had disappeared without trace .


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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13 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 7th April 2017

  1. Oh what a fool he had made of everyone. Very innovative take on the photo prompt.

  2. Dear Pensivity,

    Clever “inventor.” This has a little bit of an “Emperor’s New Clothes” feel to it. Out of the mouths of babes, if you will. Cute story. (Although not cute to the duped. 😉 )



  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Great fun.

  4. There’s always some kid that points out that the Emperor’s new suit isn’t what it is supposed to be.
    Great little glimpse into human gullibility.

  5. gahlearner says:

    That was fun. Kids are rarely duped, they say it as it is.

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