photo courtesy of Susan Eames CLICK THE FROG AND HOP ABOARD!
Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneer’s challenge this week is inspired by a wonderfully quirky photo.
” Phone signal’s fine now Rachel….your first time online dating ? OK so far ?”
“Yes Marco. Your profile says ‘Adventurer’, tell me more. I’d love adventure, my life is dull.”
“I find new and wonderful locations, become one with nature.”
“I’d like that. What do you eat Marco ?”
“I forage, shreds of meat from predators’ leftovers, fat yellow grubs are good, sort of chewy…are you still there Rachel ?”
“Live yellow grubs you say ? Where do you sleep ?”
“Shelters woven from branches, got to look out for insects. Botflies they burrow under your skin and lay their eggs. Your body becomes a baby bug incubator.. Fancy that Rachel ? You there ?”
June 3, 2019 at 1:02 pm
Her loss. I would take him in a heartbeat, grubs and all.
June 4, 2019 at 7:35 am
Appreciate your comment – thanks.
June 2, 2019 at 12:56 am
No, I guess Rachel doesn’t fancy that at all. Who can blame her? That was a very funny dialogue – I love how Marco’s story grew more outrageous as he went on.
June 2, 2019 at 9:51 am
Thanks so much for your comment – glad you liked the story. II wanted to build up the outrageousness ! Save the burrowing insects for the end of the story.
June 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm
The fear of bugs, does put you off some places. Yep, a story with a truthful sentiments.
June 1, 2019 at 7:20 pm
Thanks James, appreciate your comment.
June 1, 2019 at 6:34 am
Not much of a nature lover this Rachel, is she?
June 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm
No – certainly not a lover of extreme nature.
June 1, 2019 at 6:04 am
Not a good match! I’d hang up too. =)
June 1, 2019 at 7:27 pm
Thanks Brenda – many more ‘fish in the sea ‘!
May 31, 2019 at 9:58 am
He’s certainly a smooth-talker – not! Mind you, yellow grubs are quite tasty cooked sous-vide with salsa de olivo I’m told.
My go at Friday Fictioneers!
May 31, 2019 at 11:05 am
Thanks for your comment Keith. Grooogh is all I can say about grubs !!
May 30, 2019 at 6:38 pm
Rachel was pretty cool about the whole thing but I think Marco was a fake. He clearly wanted to scare her off. I don’t believe he really does what he says.
May 31, 2019 at 11:08 am
Appreciate your comment. Maybe Marco has a fear of commitment and doesn’t eat grubs ???
May 30, 2019 at 6:32 pm
Ugh. Not the kind of adventure she’s looking for!
May 31, 2019 at 11:12 am
Thanks for your comment. I agree – bet she’s after sun loungers and cocktails.
May 30, 2019 at 5:50 pm
I was back in my parasitology class for a moment. I’d swipe left on this one.
May 31, 2019 at 11:15 am
Thanks for your comment Tracey – that’s new to me — parasitology. Fascinating. You must have a strong stomach ?
May 31, 2019 at 11:33 pm
Not really, I hate wormy things. It was a required class in med school.
May 30, 2019 at 11:45 am
Their phone date started well, went a bit iffy in the middle and the less said about the end, the better 🙂 I bet the next match she contacts is a couch potato!
May 31, 2019 at 11:18 am
Great comment Ali ! Think you’re right, popcorn in front of the tv….
May 30, 2019 at 1:37 am
Yeah. No. Good luck with the adventure, Marco!
May 30, 2019 at 9:17 am
Thanks for your comment Dale — I’d run a mile from Marco’s offer !!
May 30, 2019 at 10:10 am
May 29, 2019 at 10:39 pm
Maybe ‘adventurer’ is not as appealing and glamorous as it first appears! 🙂
May 30, 2019 at 9:22 am
Thanks Iain – guess I was inspired by a Bear Grylls type bloke.
May 29, 2019 at 10:24 pm
I’d be outta there with Rachel. Either Marco’s putting her on or he’s a creep. Either way, well done.
May 30, 2019 at 9:26 am
Appreciate your comment Rochelle, thanks. I think Marco would talk about himself the whole time !!
May 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm
I like Marco’s direct style. There’s no danger he’ll end up with someone who doesn’t get him
May 30, 2019 at 9:28 am
Thanks for your comment Neil. Good point.
May 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Click! I’d hang up, too. Great writing!
May 31, 2019 at 11:23 am
Appreciate your comment, thanks, glad you liked the writing.
May 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm
When he says “one with nature”, he isn’t kidding! Maybe should have waited for the second call to talk about the botflies, though…
May 31, 2019 at 11:26 am
Thanks Trent, I think you’re right about his lack of judgement…
May 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm
Ha ha – well at least he’s honest and you never know – maybe he’ll find an equally ‘wild’ lady eventually. Great take on the photo prompt!
Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos
May 30, 2019 at 9:34 am
So pleased you liked the story Susan. Your photo is a great prompt – the man in the tree set me off…
May 30, 2019 at 9:42 am
PS. Susan, I left a comment on your page, & commented as ‘anonymous’ by mistake. OOps
May 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm
Is this guy purposely putting her off? Wow. Or is her just being brutally honest?
May 30, 2019 at 9:40 am
Thanks for your comment. Aha – what do you think about Marco’s motives ?
May 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm
He’s testing her….to see if she has a sense of fun. 🙂
May 29, 2019 at 5:27 pm
Haha! Your title is brilliant! I don’t think Marco has much of a chat-up line, do you?
May 30, 2019 at 9:43 am
Thanks so much Penny. Think you’re right, I think Marco is a ‘Wild Man’ not a people person.