Let the exercises begin………..

Right Men! You know what to do.
Assume the position and begin the count.
Fifty each of press ups, stretches, and lunges,
Forty each of crawls, twists and bends.
No need for us to be subjected to this pin cushion technology.
Private Jones! What are you doing?
Sir?
I asked WHAT ARE YOU DOING!
Er, Yoga Sir.
YOGA BOY?
Yes Sir.
Yoga is not for soldiers Man!  On your face and give me twenty.
But Sir……… it exercises the mind and the body! Surely that’s a good thing?
Don’t answer me back Boy and make that fifty, then report to my office at ten sharp.
You’re facing a charge lad!

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge:

The photo was provided by fellow blogger Li @ Tao Talk.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows seven green plastic army men in various exercise positions spread out across a colorful, laminated diagram showing acupuncture points on the bottoms of feet.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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12 Responses to Let the exercises begin………..

  1. Sadje says:

    Too bad that sarge doesn’t understands yoga.

  2. Jeez, bit rough.

    On the other hand that’s how the real army works. I know……

  3. Just delightful and insightful.
    Meaning full also – considering current events
    well done!

  4. Hahaha! Poor guy was just doing his body a bit of good!

  5. Haha, I can imagine the army wouldn’t react that well to Yoga.

  6. Fandango says:

    As my army drill instructor in the army used to make us call out to him during our physical training exercises, “More PT, drill sergeant, more PT.”

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