Friday, May 18, 2012

Under the Rainbow

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Under the Rainbow
Ron gazed upon the double rainbow with awe and admiration. A strange sensation swept over him, sending a tingle down his spine.
Unlike those who ran away to join the circus, he ran to escape it. His father was a juggler, his mother a trapeze artist.
Finding employment had been difficult. His unruly hair, goofy grin, and oversized feet proved to be unwelcome liabilities in the job market.
Sitting in the lobby with a dozen other applicants, Ron cast a wish upon the rainbows. The sky began to clear.
“Mr. McDonald,” said the receptionist, “Mr. Kroc will see you now.”

21 comments:

  1. Ahaha. Oh, Ronald, hold out hope. Things are looking up! lol. Nice job.

    My attempt: http://unduecreativity.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/fields-of-wildflowers/

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  2. Brilliant. Loved the last line. This one had me laughing at the end.

    Here's mine
    http://tollykitsjourney.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/rainbows-fridayfictioneers-flashfiction/

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  3. awh cute! well am glad Ron got the job wishing on rainbows :) We posted a few this week here's one of them: http://writersclubkl.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/friday-fictioneers-head-tripping/

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  4. Hahahahahahahaha. This one made me laugh out loud! Good job, I needed a chuckle today.
    www.rochelle-wisoff.blogspot.com/2012/05/miracle.html

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  5. Ow, so nice and a very hopeful and inspiring story. I admire Ron and wish he woudl get the job. I'm here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/friday-fictioneers-sinking-low/

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  6. Oh My God! This made me laugh so hard! What a great ending. How did you get this from a double rainbow photo? Excellent!

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    1. The golden arches, of course :) After reading the comments I'm not sure everyone knows Ray Kroc was the man who made McDonalds a worldwide enterprise.

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  7. Ahh! Ronald! How creative! I love it! Great job! Here's minehttp://cowpasturechronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/safe-haven.html

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  8. There you go again, making me laugh at the end. I *love* it. I could totally visualize Ronald in that moment of hope and desire.

    Mine is here: http://erinleary.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/eirinn-go-brach/

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  9. Nice one. Didn't get it until I read your response to the comments, but that's probably just me. An inspired take on the prompt.

    Mine: http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/pursuit-friday-fictioneers-may-2012/

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  10. Forgot to add my link!
    http://susielindau.com/2012/05/18/without-a-doubt-100-word-flash-fiction/

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  11. Well done! Loved it! Made me totally smile...I think Ron has found his niche! http://theforgottenwife.com/2012/05/17/friday-fictioneers-2/

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  12. Ha! Nice ending! It's always interesting to learn the history of our cultural icons and I never would have guessed that's how Ronald got his start!

    Here's mine:
    http://michaelsfishbowl.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/and-the-angels-sing/

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  13. "His unruly hair, goofy grin...", I had actually been reading it seriously until then. Such a nice, funny, tall story. Ray Kroc is a great name - I'm off to google him.

    Thanks for the giggle.

    http://mysocalleddutchlife.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/friday-fictioneers/

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  14. Hi Russell,
    Great concept, a reverse running-away-with-the-circus story. I'm still chuckling. You have a wild sense of humor, my friend. Thanks for reading and commenting on mine and on the piece if wrote about visiting. Appreciate it.
    Ron

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  15. Oh, I love it! Actually, you all have been writing some funny twists on the pretty picture, but this did make me laugh out loud. You did a great job, word perfect. Just a charming hilarious story - in 100 words. Bravo and honk honk!
    Yours as ever,
    Lindaura
    at http://fictionvictimtoo.blogspot.com

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  16. was not expecting that. nice.

    http://brainsnorts.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/friday-fictioneers-518-via-madison-woods/

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  17. I laughed and loved it so much, I went back to read it again. That last punch line was a hoot. I feel sorry for the readers who aren't familiar with the McDonald and Ray Kroc history. And to reverse the circus story...so clever. Here's mine:
    www.triplemoonstar.blogspot.com

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  18. Your post are always funny. This one was hilarious. Thank you so much for sharing this origin story.

    Wakefield
    http://www.wakefieldmahon.com/1/post/2012/05/light-supremacy-friday-fictioneers.html

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    1. post[s] Sure I can spell, I'm a writer right?

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  19. Dear Russell,

    I am in awe of your ability to weave laughter from whatever thread you are given. This has me smiling and that's a good thing. Sorry to arrive late. You are one of the ones I will not miss or skip or forget.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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