Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Roger for the photo.



I was inspired by the frog on the penny farthing, so my story is about frogs. Please indulge me.


Imagine a group of amphibians – frogs, toads, newts, croaking and scuttling. They find a penny farthing bicycle propped against a wall next to a poster advertising a race.

The tallest frog hops onto the saddle high above the ground, then loses his nerve, he can’t climb down. The newts jeer at first, then agree to make a pyramid formation with their bodies head to tail, to steer the bike whilst he pedals. A flying circus of frogs and newts which hurtles past all the other competitors to win the race. A prize for team Amphibian.

Well, it could be true.  Plausible as a Penny Farthing.