AnElephantCant help being late here
He arrives with the speed of a snail
He does not mean to annoy
But he has to employ
Some cool threads to weave his intricate tale
This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by good ol’ Al.
Follow the link to see some great stories by some great writers.
After you read AnElephant’s little gem.
Wow, a magic loom, how exciting!
Yes, it takes your exact measurements and weaves the finest silk suit to fit your body perfectly.
And what will this cost me?
Just one of your amazing beans, Jack.
That sounds great! You have a deal.
You are a smart boy, you have always been quick to spot a bargain.
The townsfolk say that I am stupid and that you are a wicked witch!
They are foolish little people. Just sit on there.
Perfect. One hand on here, the other over there.
And your feet there and there. Are you comfortable?
Yes, thank you, ma’am, very comfortable, but what are the straps for?
You don’t want to move and spoil things, do you?
What is that wheel for?
It lets me tighten everything just the way I like it.
That is a little too tight now!
Sometimes you have to listen to the rumors! Excellent story! 😉
No smoke without fire, as they say!
Ah, you probably identified with this, Mr Spinner!
So pleased you liked it and thanks for taking the time to visit.
Good dialogue. but poor Jack
Well, someone that dumb was always doomed to be stitched up at some point!
Poor Jack. So much for adventures on the beanstalk. Any chance the witch is working for the Giant? Great story.
Thank you, Mr Aye, but aren’t witches usually self-employed?
Glad you enjoyed.
Looms ominously, and another Jack-ass in a tight situation …
It seems bad puns are the order of the day, so AnElephant says it once more.
I DO THE FUNNIES HERE!!!!
*all innocent-like* Oh, I wouldn’t DREAM of weaving a punny funny!
Well alrighty then, I will definitely not be going there for a ‘fitting’! Great story, nice ‘twist’ on a couple of classics. Witches (in mythology) are so wicked some times! Well written, and as always I really enjoyed reading your words! 🙂 xo
Sometimes it is fun to mess with the old tales, as you have done yourself to great effect.
The wicked witch may be a bit of a cliche, but she can still be fun.
And anyone who swaps his cow for beans is, as we say here, a pure numpty who deserves all he gets!
Thank you for popping by.
I do greatly enjoy “popping” by! And I agree, totally a numpty there! 🙂 xo
Loom & Doom!
AnElephant does the bad jokes here!
Don’t forget the inlinkz 😉
I love this. You get the description of everything is there in the conversation, including who they are. Cracking story 😉
Thanks, Alastair, sometimes pre-formed characters are cool!
They are 🙂