Welcome Dear Readers to this week’s Friday Fictioneer 100-word story, picture prompt. I’m mighty glad to be participating this week, having had to sit out last week’s fun due to shoelacing difficulties. As always, thank you to our hostess, Rochelle, at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple.
Plastic men have ambitions too. Newberry’s ambition was flight.
Newberry was originally meant to be an angel, but careless removal from his mold snapped off his wings.
So, when no one was looking, Newberry tried to achieve flight by flapping his arms. One day his arms came unhinged, slipped to the floor through the dark-blue sleeves of his casual, button-down cardigan and collided with a pair of four-inch heels — launching the occupant therein airborn until she finally came to rest on the makeup counter two isles over.
Newberry had achieved flight!
Armless ergo handless, Newberry gave himself a mental thumbs up.
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Until next time . . . I love you
30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Newberry’s Ambition”
You’re too funny!
Ah! Thank you Bucky! 😀
Way to go! Thumbs up from me. Funny story.
So glad you liked it! 😀
Love your plastic man! My super, flying hero. Armless, no less.
lol you had me by the first sentence. im holding my phone with two hands so a mental thumbs up from me too. 🙂
Loved the mental thumbs up. Fun stuff!
Glad to hear Newberry is getting stuff done!
(From the pic, it looks like he’s just contemplating his navel.)
Yes Newberry has a to-do list. The tragedy is he’s unable to ever check anything off.
You create the most hilarious vignettes, darling. I always look forward to reading your entries.
Ah!! I’m so glad to hear that!! 😀
You’re mad! You know that don’t you… 🙂
Haha! Well I do take my coffee with cream and sugar . . . and mercury. 😀
Cute story. I like your attention to the clothing of the store mannequins. I just have to ask you to fix a typo – “blue sleeves of his casual, button-down cardigan and collided with a pair four-inch” You need an ‘of’ before the four-inch heels! Then all will be perfect.
Oh thank you so much for pointing out that typo. It’s so weird the way you can read something over and over and you eyes just don’t see what’s really there!
I have to ask. Shoe-lacing difficulties? In any case, I’m glad you’re back to make us laugh. I’ll lend Newberry my thumbs. They’re up.
Ha ha! And Newberry thanks you for the kind use of your thumbs, Rochelle! 😀
Just like real life…the best things happen by accident 🙂
Haha! So true Jan! 😀
Looks like Newberry’s lucky to be communicating at all what with his head and upper torso on one step and his lower torso on another. Will the wonders of modern science never cease? Fun.
Ha! The wonders of modern science will never cease — even if I have to make it all up from scratch! Especially so. 😀 Thanks for coming by vb! 😀
very funny, great reading.
But an ‘a’ missing from isle, perhaps?
Oh I like your word, chucklable. I’m honored you applied it to my story. And thanks for the heads up on isle. (Obviously spell checker is preoccupied with its vacation.)
AnElephant thincs spel chekker is olways on vakashun!
It takes a great imagination to be able to successfully get inside the head of a mannequin. Good job, Linda.
LOL! Thanks Sandra! 😀