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.
November 30, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Woah – what an amazing tale ! So imaginative !!
October 13, 2021 at 3:19 am
Such a cute and imaginative story, Francine 🙂
October 11, 2021 at 3:40 pm
It could be a true story! You never know!
October 10, 2021 at 5:06 pm
Thanks Neil, so glad you liked the story.
October 10, 2021 at 12:31 am
that will do. 🙂
October 10, 2021 at 4:12 pm
Thanks for your comment.
October 9, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Well done. Enjoyed it. Good pick off the different prompt. 🙂
October 10, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Thanks, glad you liked the story.
October 9, 2021 at 6:27 pm
It’s what I love about fiction. Anything can be true, the stranger the better 🙂
October 10, 2021 at 4:24 pm
Thanks Linda, great comment.
October 9, 2021 at 12:32 pm
LOL, what a fun piece. These amphibians are resourceful.
October 10, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Thanks so much Gabi, I wanted it to be fun.
October 9, 2021 at 10:21 am
A delightfully imaginative piece of whimsey!
October 10, 2021 at 4:35 pm
Thanks for your comment Penny, I’m glad you enjoyed the whimsy — a bit of escapism I guess.
October 8, 2021 at 6:18 pm
Heheh, I’d give a whole penny to see that race… LOL! Enjoyed that one.
October 10, 2021 at 4:46 pm
Great comment, I like the wit.
October 8, 2021 at 5:43 pm
Surreal and charming.
October 10, 2021 at 4:49 pm
Thanks so much Iain. I appreciate your comment.
October 8, 2021 at 5:32 pm
Whimsically fantastic! Enjoyed this.
October 10, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Thanks for your comment Dora, I’m glad you enjoyed the whimsy.
October 8, 2021 at 12:36 pm
I often see a couple of guys riding penny farthings up and down our seafront, but have yet to see a frog! Nice one.
October 10, 2021 at 4:59 pm
Thanks Keith. How extraordinary to see two guys regularly on their penny farthings ! What fun !
October 8, 2021 at 12:03 pm
Thank you Neil, glad you are pleased to indulge the frog dimension ! Also thanks for pointing out the glitch with my link, will see to it.
October 8, 2021 at 9:20 am
Delighted to indulge. It’s a lovely idea. By the way, the link you’ve posted is to an older story. I had to hunt back to find this