FFfAW Challenge-171st

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan.

and thanks to Joy for setting the 100 -150 challenge:

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 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! 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 now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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10 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.

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