photo courtesy of Marie Gail Stratford Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers’ 100 word stories
These penthouse windows, only open three inches. Hah ! health and safety that’s why, control no fresh air.
What goes through a three inch gap ? A slice of pastrami ? A peanut ? A peppermint – oh I have one in my pocket. Ooops it’s just popped through the gap.
Wheeee – watch it go, down down, down, down –
a gravity sped bullet, faster and faster – plummeting pieces of peppermint exploding over
pedestrians, pulverising into powder dusting the pavements.
That’s velocity for you.
November 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm
I’m glad it didn’t hit anyone. Loved the image of peppermint powder dusting the pavements!
November 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm
Pleased you like the image.
November 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm
Great fun… unless said peppermint were to land on my head!
November 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm
You’d never look and see it coming for you…
November 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm
November 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm
Rather peppermint than pastrami. Most amusing!
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November 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm
Thank you. Doesn’t bear thinking about – a slice of pastrami coming for you at full speed, does it ?
November 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Haha, a lethal peppermint 🙂
November 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm
You bet !
November 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm
November 10, 2017 at 2:46 pm
Thank you, these ideas can come out of nowhere sometimes, can’t they ?
November 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm
Of course 😊
November 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm
All those p’s – great imagery!
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November 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm
Thank you- glad you liked the imagery. The p’s all started with the peppermint !
November 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm
I’m picturing a little kid, bored to death and disallowed the freedom of the great outdoors without being accompanied by an adult. Great story here. Well done.
November 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm
Thank you – think you’re right about the bored kid – stuck in an office say, adults all busy elsewhere, thinking .. what happens if …
November 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm
Thanks – glad you like it. I was thinking about small scale frivolity !
November 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm
Hi, this was very prescient! I was just lying in the bath this morning and considering the small sliver of sky I view around my open bathroom window. I love to watch the colour change as dawn breaks compared to the more subdued colour of the misted windows. The velocity defies gravity through this crack as sea gulls swoop upwards with their piercing cry. x
November 10, 2017 at 12:38 pm
I’m pleased to be prescient ! Your reflections from the bath are so poetic I think. Sounds like a meditative way to start the day.
November 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm
That was great fun!
November 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm
Glad you liked it. Thanks