This is a story for Al Forbes Sunday Photo Fiction. If you don’t know what Poohsticks are, you can read about them here.
When I was young, my sister and I played Poohsticks behind our house.
Then Chemicorp moved in and soon the stream smoked with acidic fog. We’d grab our gas masks and go play on the bridge with altered rules: last stick to dissolve was the winner.
Then the Earth was destroyed, thank you very much Vogons, and we lived on a small asteroid, spinning wildly around the sun, waving at our neighbors if we passed close by in the debris field. We’d throw pebbles off; first one to orbit the asteroid and hit us in the back of the head was the winner.
Now that we’ve gotten scooped up by space giants and put in a zoo, they throw us into a river of mud and shoot mutant ferrets at us as we float under a bridge a mile high.
But I still beat my sister more than half the time.
January 26th, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Oh, you can’t beat a good game of poohsticks. I love your take on the pic 🙂
January 26th, 2014 at 10:49 pm
that is scary! hope that will never become real!
January 26th, 2014 at 10:56 pm
This is a strange, strange story you’ve crafted. I played poohsticks as a kid, but I never had a name for it until now. Thanks for teaching me something new.
January 26th, 2014 at 11:55 pm
A very strange story, to be sure. 🙂 My wife just shakes her head when she reads most of my stuff.
January 26th, 2014 at 11:00 pm
I love this game of poohsticks 😀 Maybe catching a ferret for dinner wouldn’t be too bad either 😉
January 26th, 2014 at 11:24 pm
I love the evolving versions of the game. Keep up the winning streak!
January 27th, 2014 at 12:04 am
This is brilliant. Better than Vogon poetry for sure!
January 27th, 2014 at 2:53 am
This is AMAZING!
I loved the evolution of the game poohsticks, and I am actually reading, well rereading, the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy series right now 😛
January 27th, 2014 at 9:26 am
I could imagine a life like this for us earthlings. Good story.
January 27th, 2014 at 10:31 am
Bahahaha! Awesome 🙂
January 27th, 2014 at 1:46 pm
That must be quite something to live on an asteroid! This is wild stuff, David. You spun this prompt on its head.
January 27th, 2014 at 10:31 pm
The future of the human race through the medium of pooh sticks. I love how the important part is she still beats her sister. Also, hitchhikers reference, awesome!
January 30th, 2014 at 1:08 pm
What a crazy story! I’m thinking getting a pebble to orbit and hit someone in the back of the head is mighty difficult. That’s some serious skills. Love the imagination in this one.
January 30th, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Thanks. The narrator in this one seems to be an irrepressible optimist. 🙂
February 1st, 2014 at 2:00 am
I must admit, I went down the Pooh sticks road with my piece too, but yours is far superior. Nicely done 🙂
February 1st, 2014 at 10:14 am
Hmmm, something tells me you’ve been hit in the back of the head with a pebble one too many times. LOL I love this quirky, quirky story.