The Cock – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
I confess to being totally baffled by this week’s photo, kindly provided by Luther Siler.
It looks to me like a canary who has inadvertently hatched a hand-grenade.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.

Copyright Luther Siler

Copyright Luther Siler

The Cock

There is one in every town.
And in every café.
A big mouth who thinks he is a big man.
Who has to be the centre of everything.
Well, the one in this town brings a cock to the café.
A real live French rooster.
To watch the France v Germany match at the World Cup.
Most people feel sympathy for the poor squawking bird, totally disoriented by blaring televisions and excited football fans.
The big head thinks it is hilarious.
Why did you bring that stupid beast to see the game, someone asks.
He is driving, says the cock.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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70 Responses to The Cock – Friday Fictioneers

  1. MythRider says:

    Now that’s funny. ;0)

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  2. wildbilbo says:

    Laughed out loud. Nice work.
    KT

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  3. Well, while it was a baffling picture at first, you certainly made sense out of it! I enjoyed that, especially that last line.

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  4. Great twist at the end, C.E. At least, the chicken had a sense of humor about the episode. Funny story. 😀 — Suzanne

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  5. Margaret says:

    Funny story with a very good turnaround at the end. I loved it.

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  6. Indira says:

    Amusing. Nice one. Unexpected end brings a smile. Enjoyed.

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  7. Well that had me laughing, great effort C.E.

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  8. liz young says:

    He’s heading for a crash-landing, making pathetic jokes in a football crowd!

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  9. If he was going home in a plane, I guess the bird would be in the cockpit!

    Visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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  10. rgayer55 says:

    Excellent sound bite, C.E. Someday, I should love to share the story with you of the man who was walking into town with a cock under one arm and an pullet in the other, but I imagine you can guess the punch line.
    I tip my cap to you on this one, Sir. Outstanding humor.

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    • ceayr says:

      Thanks, Russell, I like jokes where you add your own punch line.
      Like the one about the two elderly chaps sitting on the beach in deck chairs.
      One says ‘It’s nice out today’.
      And the other replies …

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  11. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Great comeback line.

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  12. Haha! I’m not a football fan but I see quite a number of games as my husband is. I always find them very amusing. Not the game but the spectator antics. This one would have been no exception and the last line was funny.

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  13. Don’t seem to baffled this week, lovely tale, and I’m sure somewhere, somehow it’s happened.The relationships between folks and their pets on Animal Planet can attest to it. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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  14. A Rooster’s Tale, I loved it. Still chuckling or clucking as the case may be.
    Tracey

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  15. Nice take on the prompt. Looks like the rooster is the designated driver. Hope he is strong enough to get the cock into the car.

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  16. mjlstories says:

    Very funny indeed!
    Needed some cheering up this week and this is excellent fare to get me ready for the panto season. You seem to be single-handedly exporting and adapting the ‘man walks into a pub’ joke format for the rest of Europe – well done, or should I say tres bon (in my appalling French accent).

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  17. lillian says:

    You had me laughing at your introduction “It looks to me like a canary who has inadvertently hatched a hand-grenade.” 🙂 Hilarious story! Fun fun fun!

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  18. Well, that’s certainly the dirtiest title to a story this week! Funny capper and nice Donald Trump depiction too.

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  19. Very funny. I think that canary must have crash landed after the game.

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  20. How delightful! Thanks for an early evening smile.
    A big mouth who thinks he is a big man. Whoa! This does an excellent job of describing intoxicated men.

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  21. plaridel says:

    it could be a turkey for all i know. 🙂

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  22. Ha.. that poor canary in the intro made me smile… yes this was a perfect match to the picture.

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  23. Fun. silly. Let’s have more.

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  24. A big mouth who thinks he is a big man… you nailed that one. And loved the twist at the end.

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  25. misskzebra says:

    Very funny! I am also very intrigued by the photograph. I assumed it’s some kind of dressed up dispenser?

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  26. Dale says:

    Guffaw!
    See what happens when you skip a week? We all miss you!

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  27. LOL! From the intro to the unexpected end, brilliant.

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  28. Belinda Crane says:

    A canary who has inadvertently hatched a hand-grenade …. LOL! You do make me laugh. You have the most amazing and quite bizarre imagination! Love it! Poor cock …

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  29. Reblogged this on anelephantcant and commented:
    AnElephantCant claim to be slim-line
    He goes on a diet too rarely
    So he has to say sorry
    It wasn’t a lorry
    But his bahookie that splattered this poor canary

    Liked by 3 people

  30. Dee says:

    Perfect ending. Great take on the prompt, loved it 🙂

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  31. Bloggeuse says:

    Another one here who loved the formatting on this – it added to the ridiculousness of the story, somehow – in a good way! Made me smile.

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  32. Dear C.E.

    I’m not sure which made me laugh more, your story or your intro. A canary that hatched a hand-grenade. I dare Russell to top that ;).

    Happy to see you back.
    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  33. Sandra says:

    Very funny! 🙂 Loved the staccato sentences. Great take on the prompt. Missed you last week – did you bring a note from your Mum?

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