Friday Fictioneers 7th April 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Jellico’s Stationhouse

for https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/04/05/7-april-2017/#like-6062

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 .

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Retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination, loves to cook, favourite food everything especially chocolate and jelly babies. Best friends are Hubby and Dog, Bro and our Dominoes Friend aka MOH (and his dog). 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' is now a 41 foot narrow boat. It's different and having swan and duck families for neighbours is much more relaxing on the eye not to mention the ears!
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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. 😉 )

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  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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