Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I got wet!

An almost true 100-word loosely based on this photo prompt at Friday Fictioneers!


Oh gosh, this reminded me of something that happened last Tuesday.

It stopped raining and the sun came out, so I thought I'd ride my bicycle through the park. 

It was lovely, the colours were so bright. I was peddling along whistling a jolly tune and admiring a pretty bed of Helleborus Multifidus Istriacuses and Serratulla Tinctoria Macocephalas when I suddenly I collided with a post and ricocheted into a soaking wet Krascheninnikovia Ceratoides bush. 

'Bugger' I said. 

A grumpy old codger stopped and instead of helping me, he said it served me right because cycling is banned in the park.

Charming!

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27 comments:

  1. Oh, this is fun! Well done.

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    1. We all need a bit of fun now and again - or all the time in my case!

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  2. Quad erat demonstrandum!
    Good piece Rosey.

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  3. Dear Rosey,

    I hope there won't be a test over these names later. Fun piece.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. What a lovely and fun take on the prompt. So many of us (me included) wrote about tears this week, it's good to have a laugh for a change. The plant names are hilarious.

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  5. LOL! So was bicycling banned in the park or was that part made up? Are you a botanist or is that part made up too? Really cute story. I loved it.

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    1. Honestly? Don't tell anyone but it was all made up!

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  6. So cute, but it is always unwise to be a botanist in the saddle.

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    1. is that same as a pain in the you-know-where?

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  7. i worry about the bike. hopefully, it wasn't that bad. :)

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  8. and I thought Periplaneta American was bad enough to remember !

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    1. I have trouble remembering what that little white flowers called .........what is it?.....I remember, a daisy!

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  9. I loved your take on this one.

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    1. One tries to be different doesn't one? !!

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  10. You did your plant homework this week, I see.
    Very cute story that you pedaled here.
    Randy

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    1. Googlis Thanku Verimuchinis! Hey, pedaled - see what you did there!

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    1. There's far too much seriousness (is that a word?) So I have fun. Yipee!

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  12. My wife used to work as a gardener at the city park. Her boss was a horticulturist and typically used the Latin names of the flowers and plants. One day, I asked her if they had any Penis Erecticus blooming in their gardens. It took her a long time to catch the joke. :)

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  13. A wonderfully entertaining story, Rosey. Lovely character.

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