FFfAW Challenge-171st

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan.

and thanks to Joy for setting the 100 -150 challenge:
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/33797404/posts/1903221109

The group arrived at the summit and erected their flag in triumph.
‘We did it! What better backdrop than this!’ Samantha enthused.
Jerry sighed and collapsed against a rock. ‘It was worth the climb, but I’m exhausted.’
‘How high are we?’ asked Barb.
‘I have no idea, but the view……………. take my picture someone!’

An hour later, they heard movement behind them and turned to see a stranger coming over the edge practically on all fours.
‘Hi,’ he puffed. ‘Do you have a permit for that?’
Jerry looked confused.
‘For what?’
‘The flag.’
‘You’re kidding, right?’
‘I’m sorry, new legislation. Too many people coming into the country illegally and trying to lay claim to land by sticking a flag in it. So all flags must be registered and have a permit. Just got a Tweet from the White House about it. I can show you if you like? ‘

148 words

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-171st

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Oooh yes, gotta love the “tweet” 🙂

  2. Michael says:

    Now why doesn’t that surprise me…lol

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, bureaucracy by tweet. Love it! 🙂

  4. James Pyles says:

    My story had a different President making the flag illegal.

  5. Hahaha! That pretty much is how the government works these days! Great story!

  6. Ha ha ha, could easily become a horrific reality sooner than we think. It’s surprising, or maybe not, that so many people took the same ‘immigrants’ route this time.

  7. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    I’m reblogging this in response to Fandango’s Friday Flashback.
    https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/79388113/posts/2777475357
    Sadly this challenge is no longer with us, but it was a regular feature in my blog every week.
    Enjoy.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Not too far from the truth 😉

  9. That is hysterical! It could happen here!

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