Monday, February 28, 2011

Shoo Shoe!



MICROFICTION
http://www.stonyriver.ie/2011/02/
A short, short story


SHOO SHOE!

Pretty little Fairy Fay
Found a human shoe one day.
It smelt so bad, she thought it wiser
To doctor it with deodoriser.
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DRASTIC MEASURES

Monty had an awful cold, and he thought it might be flu,
So he visited his Doctor to see what he could do.
The Doctor gave him several pills and suggested time in bed.
'You should be right as rain quite soon' the cheerful Doctor said.
Monty did as he was told, obeying to the letter,
But, sad to say, as time went by, he felt not one whit better.
Once more he sought the Doctor's help to battle his infection;
The doctor thought a bit and then he gave him an injection.
'Go home and rest and it will work in no time you will see.'
So Monty did as he was told, exactly, to a T.
Again the dreadful cold persisted; the worst he'd ever caught!
Back to the surgery he went, quite feverish and distraught.
He pleaded with the Doctor 'For Pete's sake find a cure!
This snuffling and this hacking cough I really can't endure!'
'There's only one thing for it' said the Doctor 'Take a shower.
Then stand in front of an open window naked for an hour.'
'Are you crazy?' blurted Monty. 'It's winter-time and freezing!
I think you're making fun of me; you surely must be teasing!'
Then the Doctor said 'I'm serious! And this will work for sure!
Because then you'll catch pneumonia! And that's something I can cure!
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19 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Love your take on this. Fairy Fay sounds great.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Kay L. Davies said...

That's right, there is no cure for the common cold, but they can cure pnemonia.
Funny how that works.
Nice take on the Microfiction prompt, Brenda!
-- K

avoid the clap said...

You handled this prompt with style. A job well done.

Anyes said...

Very smart Fairy Fay :-)

Is this doctor saying "if I can't make it better, I'll make it worse, then I'll fix it? Just wondering ;-)

Doctor FTSE said...

A double treat as usual!

Porky said...

I'm impressed you got a rhyme out of it, and a good one at that in my view. "Fairy Fay" is fun, but finding the human shoe hints at an overlap between worlds, an even more fun thought.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Your poem beats my hands down. Very fun read.

Linda O'Connell said...

A double funny today. I signed on as afollower, please do the same for me http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com

Sylvia K said...

Fun read as always, Brenda! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Diane said...

Cute and totally adorable!!! :O)

Dianne said...

your verse is delightful :)

imaginationlane said...

Both great poems...you make them look effortless...:)

Lynette

Mary said...

Nice one. You are so very prolific!

sylviamorice said...

Love your rhyme about Fairy Fay! Hope you have a great week ahead. Cheers~

Grandma's Goulash said...

Looks like it could use some deoderizer. Hope she purchased the economy sized.

My MM:Mission Impossible

Melanie Sherman said...

Bravo. Well done!

Susan Fobes said...

Brenda, you have such a knack for rhyme! I loved your poem this week.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Missing microfiction?

I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
Succinctly Yours
begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
Hope you'll join in.

libithina said...

OOhhh can almost smell it from here ~ thank goodness you got that spray ~ will soon be sitting in roses ~ Happy Monday wishes ~Lib ~ @libithina