Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it.
I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.
There is a Fly in My Fruit
“Please take this dessert back.”
“Monsieur, what is ze matter?”
”Pleeze, monsieur, jest let me know what ze matter is?”
”You brought me a fly.”
”Monsieur, this is a fine restaurant. We do not serve flies. ”
”Are you calling me a fly?”
”No, I meant ze food.”
”You don’t serve food?”
”Monsieur, we serve food. We don’t serve flies.”
”And I did not order one.”
”Correct. You ordered fruit.”
“And no flies.”
”We don’t fly our fruit.”
”No, fry, fly… in the fruit.”
“Zat’s what I said, no flies in our fruit. ”
”Never mind. Just take it back.”
Very funny. It reminds of that old joke about “What’s this fly doing in my soup?” and the waiter studying the bowl for a minute and replying “Breaststroke, Sir!” Mine’s on the list.
Yeah, that’s what started me off. I also wanted to do a riff in a chinese restaurant with “flied fluit.”
Liked yours, too – with your fairies. I also like angels, guardians, and dybbuks. Randy
Ha ha ha! This is so hilarious and a fine play on words. The poor waiter! A great take on the prompt. Mine is here and linked as well: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/fridayfictioneers-the-omen/
Thanks. Liked yours, too. there are omens all around us, when we take time to look.
Haha. Couldn’t help but chuckle. I feel bad for ze waiter. Nicely done.
cute and funny…
Ha, this reminds me of poor long-suffering Manuel in the comedy Fawlty Towers! Cleverly done 🙂
Mine’s here: http://www.lazuli-portals.com/flash-fiction/damselfly and Linkythingummy’d as well.
Well done here: i am here…
Hilarious! The dialogue flows smoothly, it engages the reader.
Beautiful play on words. Love the French accent.
Funny and cute.
Mine is at: http://karmicdiva.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/friday-fictioneers-622-via-madison-woods/
This is very funny and someone who speaks a number of languages I can so understand both characters frustration, but it is very fun and light-hearted and I love that. Very nicely writen, I admire how you used the accent, that was very cleaver. Kudos.
So ze dessert can go back now?
Who’s on first? Very clever dialogue, full of wit.
Mine is here: http://erinleary.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/flash-friday-fiction-6/#entry
Delightful and fun. Thank you for the hearty chuckle. I’m #2 on the list.
I read yours and “Ugh. I wish I had taken the fish home with the son before I read to the end of the piece.” Good tale to get that reaction.
Miscommunication at its funniest. Well done!
Thank you, Miss Communication.
I like it.
sometimes there’s nothing else to say or do but laugh.
This was a cute exchange. I feel the customer was making it difficult on purpose. Loved the french accents.
No doubt, mon cherie.
But zen again, zer was a fly in his fruit, n’est pas?
Thanks for ze prompt and ze comment.
A French Abbot and Costello – “Who’s On First?” routine. Cute, but disappointing because now there is no dessert.
Zer are desserts and zen zer are desserts.
And zen zer are jest desserts, oui?
BTW, I am now following your web zite, madam.
Time’s fun when you’re having flies.
Yes, it does. Care for some?
And a perfect illustration of just how language and words can get us into trouble – brilliant and it made me laugh a lot 🙂 Here’s mine for anyone else: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2012/06/22/friday-fictioneers-gramps-and-me/
So you were into fly fishing – and making your own flies. Nice.
I never actually fished or made my own flies either – but I’ve seen it done once 🙂
who’s on first!
thanks. Liked yours too. Got a sense of Hitchcock’s “the birds” – except with damsel flies. Or were they too stoned and just seeing all sorts of sh*t?