I, Frog – 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, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by Na’ama Yehuda.

© Na’ama Yehuda

Click here to hear the author read his words:

I, Frog

I’m kinda bored.
I mean, it’s not a bad life, just a bit limited.
I have a nice lily-pad in a nice pond.
I have a great tongue for catching fat, juicy flies.
But other than the occasional swim, I just sit around all day saying ‘Ribbit’.
Then I see a Princess.
She is a babe, skin like vanilla ice-cream, and all the bits a gal should have, in all the right places.
‘Hey honey, give me a kiss and I’ll turn into a handsome Prince!’
She picks me up, strokes me thoughtfully.
‘I wonder if Chef has enough garlic?’

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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54 Responses to I, Frog – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I wonder what the princess thinks if the frog-legs turn human when she kisses them

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  2. James McEwan says:

    ah such is life, we all dream of the perfect princess and look what she thinks of us; a source of food.
    Fun read.

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  3. Haha. Loved the ending.

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  4. Love the description of the princess – Mr Ribbit clearly an eye for the girls. A lovely tale.

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  5. susanmehr says:

    Too funny. I love the ending.

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  6. Russell says:

    I bet he’s wishing for a little boredom about now!

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  7. Liz Young says:

    Oops! Shouldn’t have fallen for her surface charms, should he?

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  8. Sandra says:

    Not his lucky day, sadly. Still he can die making a good woman happy, if not, perhaps in the manner he expected.

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  9. draliman says:

    I bet for a minute he thought his luck was in, too… 🙂

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  10. Tannille says:

    Haha the Frog Price meets
    realism, I like it!

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  11. plaridel says:

    nice twist at the end. didn’t expect it.

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  12. Sadly, not what he expected. Love the twist! =)

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  13. Seems fair to me … 😉 It looked like Froggy was eyeing her as a ‘delicacy’, too … 😉

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  14. Nobbinmaug says:

    I don’t know how any princess could resist that tongue. It’s probably the fly breath.

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  15. Dale says:

    Lightly dipped in flower and fried in butter… excellent idea, Princess.

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  16. Corine Gouy says:

    Je ne savais pas que tu parlais la langue grenouille, ni que tu préférais les mouches grasses et juteuses. Dommage, tu vas finir fariné et dans une poêle .
    Excellente histoire ! Tu m’as fais rire. 😂

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  17. Cuisses de grenouille et escargots…how I miss my French village life!

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  18. pennygadd51 says:

    Dear CE,
    Now you’ve made me hungry and it’s an hour and a half until dinner…
    Great twist – and the ice-cream was delicately used!

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  19. Don’t forget to cut the tendon so the frog legs don’t hop around the pan.

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  20. granonine says:

    I couldn’t imagine where you were going with this one—and then you finally used the ice cream, and THEN you made me laugh 🙂

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  21. Rowena says:

    You haven’t lost your touch, CE. That is tragically clever.
    We’ve just been away to Byron Bay on the North Coast and staying a bit inland. There’s been drought all round Australia, not to mention our devastating fires. Anyway, they finally had some solid rain while they were there and all the frogs were doing the happy dance and croaking like mad. They’re beautiful just the way they are, by the way. Don’t need to turn into a prince or have garlic added to be enjoyed.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  22. Iain Kelly says:

    Man, that’s one unlucky frog Prince.

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  23. neilmacdon says:

    reminds me of the lines from the poem “though love turns frogs into princes, marriage turns them slowly back again”

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  24. Colline says:

    What a twist in a classic tale! I love it! 😀

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