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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Friday Fictioneers: Resourceful

PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames
My contribution to Friday Fictioneers....

"Come down from there, right now!" She stomped her feet in the sand, accomplishing nothing.

"Not yet. I've almost got him."


"You're going to fall." It was every mother's worst fear.

"Shhhh...."

Fuming, she muttered to herself as she paced under the bent palm tree.

"Got him! Be right down." He shimmied backwards down the limb, bouncing on the balls of his feet as he landed. He held out his hands. "Look!"

She jumped back as his catch wiggled and almost got free. "Careful. You're not planning on bringing that thing inside, are you?"

"Dinner, mom. *Chicken of the trees!"


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32 comments:

  1. Good one, Donna! I don't know if I want to kmow what chicken of the trees is...

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    1. LOL! Believe it or not, iguana (thus the reference link). It was new to me, too. Thanks for stopping in to read and taking time to comment. Much appreciated!

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  2. Well, he caught it, he can prepare it for the pot :-)

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    1. I agree! LOL! Thanks for taking time to read & comment!

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  3. Chicken should have climbed higher... drop eggs. Now I am being silly ��.

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    1. LOL! And iguanas are reptiles so the DO lay eggs. LOL! Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. Great little story. I wondered if it was a fruit bat because Fijians eat fruit bats. :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks, Susan. It was fun figuring out what he was going to catch and eat. Took a little research. Appreciate the read & comment!

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  5. Uck, not sure I would want to hang around for dinner - even if it does taste of chicken in the end! :-)

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  6. Sounds delicious - not! I hope it was worth all the effort.

    My go at Friday Fictioneers!

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    1. You are more adventurous than me...I could never do Survivor or Naked & Afraid. LOL! Thanks.

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  7. His mom is not pleased at his catch. poor mom

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    1. LOL! Not her favorite dish, for sure! Thanks for taking time to stop by!!

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  8. Couldn't he have gone fishing? Poor mum. Maybe that's his first lesson in cooking now. :)

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    1. Much more fun to hand her a wriggling iguana! Thanks for visiting.

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  9. this made me laugh. great story. :)

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  10. That cracks me up, chicken of the trees.

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    1. I thought it was funny, too. Glad I found the reference when I was researching. LOL!

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  11. As long as they prepared it right...
    I still wouldn't eat it. They're like pets, to me.

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    1. Same here - and same as in Ecuador where cuy or guinea pig is a delicacy. Nope!

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  12. Chicken of the tree.. . . chicken of the sea. . . seems a lot of things taste like chicken :) But no, thanks. I don't fancy iguana as my main course!

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  13. He sure is determined; you have to admire him for that. I love both of these characters. I like his enthusiasm and determination, and I like that she sounds just like every exasperated mother of an adventurous son.

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking time to visit, read & comment!!

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  14. Somehow I can’t imagine they are very tasty. However what we find odd for someone to eat may be all they have and be as natural to them as actual chicken to us

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    1. So true...when we lived in Ecuador guinea pig (cuy) was a delicacy. Um, nope!

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  15. Really enjoyed the fun dialogue and sweet story!

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    1. Thanks, unfortunately I'm on a Mac without IE (haven't use it in years). Sigh... Appreciate it and thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment!

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