When I saw this building in Daejeon, South Korea back in March, it screamed “Friday Fictioneers” to me, so I’m very happy that Rochelle chose it. It is apparently a type of barbecue restaurant, although why this is on the roof, I don’t know. Here’s another view of it.
Captain Black Lung exploded from his cabin like a wet fart.
“Where is she?” he wheezed. Keeping Flora faithful amidst sixty-four leering pirates was a Sisyphean ordeal.
“Ah, there she is, canoodling up on the yardarm.”
“It’s not like that, Captain!” the quartermaster called as he lumbered up the rigging.
“. . . then you burst in with the cake and we’ll sing Happy Birthday,” he heard as he got closer. So she had remembered his birthday. What a great wife! He smiled and climbed back down.
“So,” Flora said, “do you want to put the bomb in the cake, or should I?”
July 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 pm
I think he deserves it – kaboom!!!
nice pic prompt David
July 5th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Well, he probably does. 🙂
July 3rd, 2013 at 8:36 pm
Sounds like there might be a bit of collateral damage here (and speaking of collateral damage–I hope that restaurant has good insurance for their attractive nuisance. It’s a veritable drunk magnate for after-hours bar hoppers.) Good story and great prompt photo.
July 3rd, 2013 at 8:42 pm
I was going to go with poison, but I thought a bomb would be more dramatic. Maybe they can make it a very small one. 🙂
I would think a lot of people would try to climb up it since it does go all the way to the ground. If I ever climb up, I’ll take a picture to prove it.
July 3rd, 2013 at 9:10 pm
Oh yes! Good story with a nice twist. And a fascinating photograph.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Thanks. I knew when I saw it, it would make a great FF prompt.
July 3rd, 2013 at 9:30 pm
July 3rd, 2013 at 9:47 pm
I think Flora wants to sample the crew and needs Black lung to “sleep with the fishes”.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:01 pm
Maybe she’ll take over as captain. That would make for some interesting times.
July 3rd, 2013 at 10:02 pm
He certainly had it coming 😀
July 5th, 2013 at 5:01 pm
July 3rd, 2013 at 10:40 pm
I love it when I’m laughing within seconds! You had me at wet fart!
July 3rd, 2013 at 10:54 pm
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July 3rd, 2013 at 11:27 pm
The ending is both tragic and funny. I never saw it coming and neither will Captain Black Lung.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
I have a dark humor streak in me. 🙂
July 3rd, 2013 at 11:45 pm
haha, he should have stayed to listen a little longer! Great story with a clever twist, and thanks for the picture too. I’m sure elsewhere in the world there’d be more than a little fence to stop people climbing it!
July 5th, 2013 at 5:03 pm
It’d be interesting to stake out the place on a weekend and see how many people try to climb it. Probably not many, considering that’s all there is to stop them.
July 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 pm
Brilliant ending! Love the dark humor.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:03 pm
July 3rd, 2013 at 11:56 pm
Wonderful twist at the end! Well-done!
Thanks for the link to the other pov.
July 4th, 2013 at 1:25 am
You went there and back again, and then ended up with a bang. Lots of fun.
July 4th, 2013 at 2:36 am
“Exploded like a wet fart”…that’s disgusting. lol
July 5th, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Yeah, it’s pretty bad. 🙂 I hesitated putting that in, but it was so descriptive and it is very memorable.
July 5th, 2013 at 7:10 pm
Especially when it happens to you!
July 4th, 2013 at 2:54 am
Liking for the first sentence 😀
July 4th, 2013 at 3:01 am
boom goes the candles 🙂
July 4th, 2013 at 4:00 am
I still haven’t gotten past the first line, the laughter hurts. I will read the rest as soon as I can breathe.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
🙂 That’s the best praise I could ask for.
July 4th, 2013 at 5:20 am
Birthday doomsday — out with a boom.. love that picture..
July 4th, 2013 at 6:27 am
“…like a wet fart.” My, my, that’s descriptive. Sounds like Flora wants to send him out with a bang. Well done. And great photo. Thank you!
July 4th, 2013 at 6:38 am
Rochelle, you just quoted my favourite line!
This really made me smile, David 🙂
July 5th, 2013 at 5:13 pm
Well, the point is to make every word count… Can’t get more descriptive than that. 🙂
July 4th, 2013 at 11:56 am
Very funny! You’re right about the photo — thank you for that!
July 4th, 2013 at 11:22 pm
Oh! Now that is bad.. Flora is really naughty, I guess. But a very interesting tale..
And you mind if I ask you what were these people actually doing up there? I am still wondering about it.
July 5th, 2013 at 10:45 am
they are only statues, although i agree they look very realistic. not sure what the point of it is, besides art.
July 5th, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Oh! statues.. now I feel a little foolish. Ha!
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
July 5th, 2013 at 4:05 pm
July 5th, 2013 at 2:34 am
Fantastic! From the descriptions to the situation to the final line, this was all very enjoyable.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
Thank you~ Glad you liked it.
July 5th, 2013 at 7:14 am
I do enjoy a good twist – brilliant! And thank you for this week’s photo, I enjoyed where it took me!
July 5th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
I like twisty writing too. I liked what you did with it too.
July 5th, 2013 at 5:19 pm
that’s ONE wife! 🙂
July 5th, 2013 at 6:16 pm
The kind of wife a man can do without.
July 6th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
you bet! 🙂
July 5th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
Great photo and a story with a twist–a killer combination. 😉
Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/carpe-diem/
July 5th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
Fun and funny, darling. Nice twist.
July 5th, 2013 at 11:01 pm
Loved the 100, loved the prompt – thanks for both, David!
July 6th, 2013 at 4:09 am
It took me a while to recover from the 1st sentence before I could read the rest of the piece. What a great opening line. I wish I had written that!
They don’t need a bomb. Just park the cake behind the Captain, light the candles, and the explosion will come.
July 6th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
A bomb is a bit of overkill. I guess with his size, they don’t want to take any chances.
July 6th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Very clever and I enjoyed Russels suggestion above, too. but the bomb was a necessary punchline for your story – so fine with me!
July 6th, 2013 at 10:22 pm
July 6th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
🙂 That’s celebrating your birthday with a bang~
July 7th, 2013 at 3:31 am
Lovely (description) of the captain bursting out. I wouldn’t want to read what happens to his body when the goes off.
July 7th, 2013 at 5:18 am
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July 7th, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Great take on your photo – you were right, it is ideal FF material. I was hoping you would explain the background to it. Loved your opening line, still chuckling here.
July 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
And the moral is? i loved this story, its title and the picture as well. Thanks for all of them.
July 8th, 2013 at 5:55 pm
If there is a moral, it would be “don’t take things out of context” or possibly “no eavesdropping”. 🙂
July 8th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
exploded from his cabin like a wet fart – lol awesome description! and the moral is.. ‘don’t be gross. so your wife won’t go around plotting murder with her lover.’ great story, really clever and funny ^^
July 9th, 2013 at 9:11 am
that is a good moral, to keep your wife faithful, try being honey to attract her, instead of a cage holding her back. 🙂
July 9th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
Fun tale, fun finish.