This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – RESTORE
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Trees n Stuff
This morning, after three days of high winds and heavy rainfall, which was not what I signed up for, the sunshine returned to my little Paradise-sur-Mer, and a further event occurred to restore my faith in Life, the Universe and Everything.
While taking my daily promenade, happily sans waterproofs, I was aware of some foreign object bouncing on, and then off, my uncovered head. (Though not quite as uncovered as Phil’s drawing suggests!)
Turning my eyes skyward, from which direction I surmised the aforementioned object must have come, I was relieved to see, not a huge flying beast of the sea-going variety, but a relatively harmless tree.
Since I do not claim to be a learned dendrologist, in fact it has oft been said that I can’t tell my ash from my eucalyptus (but fortunately I can spell ash), although I sometimes pine fir more knowledge of an arboreal nature, I was not immediately aware of what fruit this tall plant might have jettisoned onto my unsuspecting cranium.
Now looking downwards, I was pleased, if unsurprised, to see that I had not been assaulted by a melon (which I am sure some erudite arboriculturist among my admittedly limited readership will smugly inform me does, like money, not grow on trees), but a mere, slightly shrivelled, olive.
Woe, woe, trois fois woe, I think to myself, some poor 007 wannabe is going to be sorely disappointed when his dry Martini is served, not with this now escaped and badly bruised olive, but with the cocktail stick instead skewering a thankfully undropped melon.
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Quite chuffed to have 6 short pieces included on the Audio Drama Network in the USA:
Just click on item #2, and ta rah!