#FF — Voila!

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

A Frenchman, Scooby-Doo, and a Clown walk into a bar. The bartender asks, “What’ll you have?”

The Frenchman says, “I will have some simple joy, escape from the ever-worsening gloom that has infected the city.”

Scooby-Doo says, [translated] “I’ll have some Scooby Snacks, but what I really want is a permanent place to park the forensic lab near my apartment.”

The Clown says, “You two bozos think small, don’t you? Bartender, please give me three shots of wish and a prayer, neat.”

Exiting the bar they realize their dreams: a carousel, a parking space, and three blue mystery boxes.

[99 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the talented host of Friday Fictioneers.

53 Comments Add yours

  1. Paul says:

    Nicely done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

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      1. Ain Starlingsson says:

        Very clever!

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  2. Sadje says:

    Love this story Li. Why think small?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, and exactly!

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  3. trishsplace says:

    So good at writing outside the box. Love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Trish. This has been the most challenging image to write to so far for me. I tried again and again and finally saw Scooby Doo in the bus and it sparked from there.

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    I loved the way you tied those elements together (and ignored the big blobby tram)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What is the big blobby tram? That thing with flowers on it? Did you ever watch the cartoon Scooby-Doo? The van they drove was covered with hippy flowers like that. Using “literature leeway” I converted what I think you’re calling a tram into a van — just a few letter changes — so there :p

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      1. neilmacdon says:

        Yes, that’s the one!

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  5. Carol anne says:

    Lol! 😛 love it!

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  6. Misky says:

    That photo looks like Reims!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Misky, I don’t know what Reims is? This is an image given to us at Friday Fictioneers so I don’t know anything about it.

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      1. Misky says:

        It’s a city in France with an amazing cathedral. Hemingway lived there for awhile. They have a carousel just like the one on your post.

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        1. Misky says:

          Actually I think it’s Montpellier.

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          1. msjadeli says:

            So neat when a town has a carousel.

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        2. msjadeli says:

          Ooh I just deleted the comment I wrote as I see you left another with more info…

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  7. granonine says:

    Hilarious take on this prompt. So I had to read it twice to cement it in my barely awake noggin, but I enjoyed more the second time through 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you 🙂

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  8. Absolutely brilliant Lisa. I always enjoy stories that start with someone walking into a bar and this a corker.

    Btw, a horse walked into a bar and the bartender said ‘why the long face?’

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, thank you 🙂 I like those kind of stories also but rarely tell them. LOL on the long face

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  9. Bill says:

    Well done, Lisa. Love the exiting the bar…. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bill thank you! This was a really tough image to write to, as it feels surreal looking at it. These things look so out-of-place with each other!

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      1. Bill says:

        Indeed. But you nailed it. 🙂

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  10. GHLearner says:

    LOL, this was both, great fun and very clever. I love it.

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  11. memadtwo says:

    I love the way you took the joke and the prompt and ran with it. I would probably go with the blue boxes, but that van is tempting. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you.

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  12. I love the original Scooby Doo, great story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mason, thank you 🙂

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  13. LOL! Cute story! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Na’ama!

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  14. Dale says:

    Now THAT was brilliant! Love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Dale!

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  15. plaridel says:

    like they say, it pays to think big. 🙂

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  16. Well, that was excellent, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Brenda, thank you! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Ali!

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  17. Dear Lisa,

    A priest, a minister and a rabbit walked into a bar. The rabbit looks around and says, “I think I’m a typo.”
    Anyway, your story was adorable. Glad their wishes came true.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thanks so much for the funny joke and your comment.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  18. pennygadd51 says:

    What an imaginative story! Kudos, Jade. I’m even more impressed when I read in the comments that you found it a difficult prompt.
    It’s fascinating how we all respond differently to the prompt, isn’t it?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Penny, and yes, it’s fascinating and wonderful. It’s why I like writing and reading the stories so much in Friday Fictioneers.

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  19. Tannille says:

    Had me with Scooby Snacks 😂! Fun take on the prompt.

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  20. Sandra says:

    That has to be probably THE most original contribution this week. Well done.

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  21. What an inventive take Jade, I like the classic opener ‘ three people walked into a bar’, it sets the scene so clearly.

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