What?  Wednesday again?  That means another prompt from Madison Wood’s blog, where writers from all over the world gather to write 100-word responses to a weekly photo.  This week’s photo is from Jan Morrill and it was difficult for me to come up with a story because the picture brought back memories of my trip to Europe in the 70’s and my time in Mykonos.  However, that would be all too ordinary a tale to relate for Friday Fictioneers.  🙂  If you’d like to read more stories (well worth your time), click on the cute little icon at the end of the story, sit back and enjoy the talent on display.

(“Yassou” is “hello” in Greek and thanks to “Bend it Like Beckham” for the title.)

The sun in the brilliant blue sky reflected heat off stark white buildings, making him glad he was secreted in the arbor, shaded by vines with leaves that might end as part of an authentic Greek dinner.  A group of women, dressed somewhat immodestly, swayed along the narrow street.  Tourists. The shapely blonde glanced his way, stopped, smiled slowly, and ducked under the vines.

“Yassou.  You’re cute!”

He didn’t know much English but her tone was unmistakable.  He was in luck. She pressed against him, one hand under his chin, the other moving lower.

“Girls!  Look at this cute donkey!”

  1. boomiebol says:

    Smiling…nicely done.

  2. Didn’t see that coming! Nice. (And early, too! Congratulations.)

    • sustainabilitea says:

      I can’t seem to help the early part. I always think I’ll wait, but once I have my story, I figure I might as well post it. I didn’t even have any ideas until tonight when this one sneaked up on me. As I said to Boomie, I wanted to do something different from last week and just different. Glad it worked for you. Now I can relax and read when the stories start coming in.

  3. Lora says:

    Whoa… I’ve heard many things about these well-endowed Greek men but never heard the expression “donkey.” lol.

  4. Dear Janet,

    You and I were on the same…sort of..wavelength. I wanted to take an intensity break from last week, too.

    Your story is very, very good. Bait and switch. Gets them every time. Good job.




  5. Nice twist. If I’d done it, I would have made an ass out of myself.

    Think you can work me into a sequel with the shapely blonde?

    • sustainabilitea says:

      Sure, Perry, no problem. We’ll have to see what the next prompt is, though. I’ll jot this down in my “ideas” notebook. If that doesn’t work, maybe Donkey Hoo Tee?

      Glad you enjoyed it as I did yours.

  6. Hey there, nice to meet you too…i can see the bug of twist spread across the gang like wild fire. Yours is however neatly done…these are the kinda things that make my heart skip beats on Fridays! Well done!

    • sustainabilitea says:

      Thanks very much, Charles! I appreciate that you took the time to come and read as well as to comment. Twist, horror and sci-fi are the great themes of this group, but whatever is done, is generally done very well. That’s why the time spent reading is always both enjoyable and a learning experience. Look forward to reading more of your work in the upcoming weeks.

  7. vbholmes says:

    Great buildup and fun punch line. Also like “shaded by vines with leaves that might end as part of an authentic Greek dinner”–unique description.

    • sustainabilitea says:

      Thanks, vbh. Glad you stopped by and commented (and “liked”, of course.) I love Friday Fictioneers and reading all the stories (even though sometimes I feel I should be working instead of reading.) 🙂

  8. Haha, you had me fooled. Great story, and I loved that the pov character was a donkey. Totally unexpected 🙂

    • sustainabilitea says:

      Many thanks, Madison. Glad I got you and glad you enjoyed it. Had to do something lighter after last week’s story and I’m happy it’s working.

  9. It looks like at least three of us went to Greece this week. I really enjoyed your cute little donkey. Made me think of a painted donkey with sunglasses I snapped a picture of in St. Thomas. Thanks for your comments on mine.

    • sustainabilitea says:

      There are wild burros in Custer State Park outside of Rapid City, S.D. and they’re pretty cute, too.

  10. Sheila says:

    Hahha – I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. I love the twist and the first sentence especially.

    • sustainabilitea says:

      Thanks, Sheila. I’ve actually been to Greece and to Mykonos and it was wonderful, although I didn’t have an experience like this. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      • Sheila says:

        I hope you got to see some cute donkeys while there anyway!

      • sustainabilitea says:

        I did. And had some lemons the size of grapefruit and other fabulous food. Also ended up on a nude beach (with me in a swimsuit, I hasten to add), which is much less interesting than it sounds, believe me!! Most people should be wearing suits.

      • Sheila says:

        I know what you mean! I once ended up on a nude beach by mistake. It can be a very scary experience.

      • sustainabilitea says:

        We got there by mistake, too, and I realized most things are best covered up, at least mostly.

  11. Joyce says:

    I guess he did not know Greek too well? Is yosou ‘donkey’ in Greek? Couldn’t be sure which one called the other donkey, but guess they didn’t need or use much dialogue it sounded like to communicate. Ha ha. Thanks for stopping by and reading mine.

    • sustainabilitea says:

      No, it means hello, which I slipped in right at the end of my introduction, so no wonder you missed it. He couldn’t communicate as he was, literally, the donkey. So she just said “Hello. You’re so cute” (which he was.)

  12. Hi Janet,
    Call me an ass, at least if I can have a hot blonde fondling me. Great twist! Ron

  13. Tom Poet says:

    I thought you meant he was an Irishman. Who are you calling Donkey? Great twist. Fun read. Thanks for the laugh! Thanks for commenting on mine http://blog.tompoet.com/?p=541

  14. Jan Brown says:

    Something very different, and adorably funny! Loved it!

  15. billgncs says:

    unique, just like you, make me think of Custer National Forest

  16. Sandra says:

    Nice twist on that, and a big awwww from me! 🙂

  17. Parul says:

    Hahaha! Quite an anti-climax!
    Loved he nice relaxed tone of your post, right from the title till the last line, everything about this makes you want to go on a vacation like a carefree tourist!
    Good job! 🙂

  18. Janet, now why did I think otherwise? Certainly never imagined a donkey; the story sent my imagination haywire. But I love the twist. http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/fridayfictioneers-i-want-out/

  19. K.D. McCrite says:

    This was completely cute and very well written. 🙂

  20. HAHA! Ya got me. Very nice!

  21. Cindy Marsch says:

    Very clever. I almost had a birdie narrator but went more conventional. Lovely lightheartedness.

    Here’s mine: http://wrasselings.blogspot.com/2012/10/friday-fictioneers-oasis.html

  22. That was cute and totally unexpected.

  23. Anne Orchard says:

    A great laugh today with your wicked twist. Excellent.

  24. rich says:

    how dare she!

  25. I love the lightness in this. Very nice!

  26. Paul says:

    I was really getting into this story. Especially as you had tagged it erotica. I’m just glad there were no pictures.

  27. Brian Benoit says:

    Ha, everything works, from the surprise ending to the peaceful description of the arbor. A nice piece of writing!

  28. brudberg says:

    Ha, love the donkey 🙂

  29. you donkey teaser, you!
    made an ass of me, fer sure.

  30. rgayer55 says:

    What a lucky ass. After reading the comments, I’d say most of us guys are envious 🙂
    I didn’t see this one coming. Great job, Janet.

    • sustainabilitea says:

      Thanks. 🙂 I thought it might get you guys going and then at the end, the cold shower.

  31. 40again says:

    Wondered where you were going with this……….nice, still smiling