Sunday Photo Fiction – November 11, 2018

This week Susan has chosen a photo courtesy of JS Brand for our challenge.
Rebecca was with her parents when an official looking gentleman approached them.
‘I didn’t do it!’ she said, thinking she was in some kind of trouble and hastily pushed the empty chewing gum wrapper back in her pocket.
‘On the contrary my dear,’ the official beamed. ‘Would you all please come with me?’
Completely baffled, the trio followed the man into the Visitors Centre where they were led into a rather smart room. Over tea and chocolate biscuits, they were asked a few questions.

‘Attention please!’ said a voice over the public loudspeaker system.
‘Today we are pleased to announce Miss Rebecca Saunders is the one millionth visitor since the centre was opened a year ago.’
Rebecca was almost as red as the sash she wore as she collected her certificate amidst a hundred flashing cameras.

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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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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25 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – November 11, 2018

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    A nice surprise 🙂

    • I looked the Kelpies up. They are magnificient, but I thought I’d take my post in a slightly different direction, and as nearly a million people had visited the first year of opening, I went with that.

  2. Hahaha!
    Well done! 🙂

  3. JS Brand says:

    This was a brilliantly original way to take the story. This is the sort of experience a lot of us probably longed to have as children, although we might have run a mile if it actually happened.

    The Kelpies are even more impressive at close hand. Also the visitor centre has a scale model alongside models of other major landmarks (Eiffel Tower etc) which shows just how massive the Kelpies are.

    • I looked them up and apparently they used three metre miniatures and lazers to get the scale for the 30 metre end result. Totally awesome when you think about it, and Wiki has another angle showing the canals, which emphasises their size. Our little narrow boat would have been swamped by their magnificence.

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    That was a pleasant surprise, I had begun to think that Rebecca was in trouble

  5. Joy Pixley says:

    What a happy surprise for them! But Rebecca seems unusually nervous — it makes me wonder why. Is she secretly guilty about some petty crime? Hmm….

  6. A red sash, a piece of paper and a chocolate biscuit! I hope I become the two millionth visitor!

    Click to read my tale!

  7. Abhijit Ray says:

    Being one millionth visitor is good. Does it come with anything more than biscuits, tea and photographs? Any cash prize?

  8. Haha Rebecca did not see that one coming. Neither did I! Such a pleasant surprise. Nicely done, Di!

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