Flash Fiction #26 – Summer Rerun


PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I had a WOW composed, Just In Case, but Rochelle has once again, kindly proffered a prefabricated excuse for the creatively challenged.

It All Comes Out In The End

Rob honey?!  Come have a look at this.  We saved hard enough for this Hollywood trip; you should come and enjoy it.  Just look at the people – and the palm trees – and the….  ROB!!?….  What was that….?

What was the name of that stuff we saw advertised back in Illinois, that’s supposed to prevent ‘travellers’ diarrhea’?  Duckitall??  Dukerol!!  I thought that was just if you went to, like, Thailand.  I didn’t know about a bad fish taco in Redlands.

You go ahead with that walking tour of the homes of the stars.  My tour’s going to be sitting.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


I saw Dukerol advertised a couple of days before the original challenge, so I worked it into this Flash Fiction.  In the six years since, I have never heard it mentioned again.  😳


27 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #26 – Summer Rerun

  1. Hehehe…let’s taco about the fillings! (๑ˊ͈ ॢꇴ ˋ͈)


    • Archon's Den says:

      I love all things Tex-Mex. We’re having beef and bean burritos tomorrow. But I just can’t bring myself to try fish tacos. Fish and chips – I love all French fries – fish and rice – okay. Fish and guacamole and salsa just doesn’t seem right. 😯

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      • Beef and bean burritos. Yum! Me and my 2 girls love french fries with lots of ketchup. Yeah, I think fish tacos is no-no. Have a great weekend! (*^▽^)/

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      • Archon's Den says:

        Only occasionally do I add ketchup, if I dine-in at McDonalds. I prefer malt vinegar, and carry little plasti-paks in the car, in case particular businesses don’t have it.. I like gravy on fries sometimes, and have found who uses good quality, and who only has the ‘add water to chemicals’ type. Being Canadian, I also often have poutine – fries and gravy and cheese curds or shredded mozzarella. 😀 🌯

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      • Most people here have their fries with chili sauce. It’s an asian thing. I’ve not tried malt vinegar or poutine though. My girls would love mozzarella but it’s very expensive here. (“⌒∇⌒”)


  2. James McEwan says:

    Thanks for the warning about the fish taco. Sometimes the stomach doesn’t travel well – we tend to trust holiday food and we know we should not touch that delicious looking – whatever it is?


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’ve never had this problem, because I’ve never traveled far, nor am I adventurous with food. Give me what I’m used to. If God wanted us to eat kimchi, why did He invent McDonalds? That said, I’ve been in a KFC that served chicken with mashed potatoes. 😳 They had French fries, but they had to be ordered in addition, separately. 😛

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  3. Garfield Hug says:

    Hilarious! Sorry the character had the tummy runs! Enjoyed reading it.


  4. siobhan1967 says:

    This made me chuckle on a grey Friday morning in the UK, great twist on the prompt, thank you.


  5. Never travel without a remedy for whatever tries to spoil the fun! A great take.


  6. Bill says:

    I am smiling because when I looked at the title …. and that was the end of which you wrote. Nice one. Enjoyed the read.


  7. msjadeli says:

    Quite entertaining 🙂 DDTW is pretty much universal no matter what; your body gets used to your local “microbes.” Hoping he might find a cork at the dollar store and go on the tour after all.


  8. granonine says:

    Oh dear, what an awful way to spend one’s vacation. Maybe a lesson here is to not eat any foods that are different from your normal routine, but hey, where’s the fun in that?


  9. ahtdoucette says:

    Oh no, that is the worst! The dangers of travel and new microbes and allergens you never knew existed. Fun story.


  10. Liz Young says:

    Immodium is what I carry ‘in case’ – clever take on the prompt!


    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx! We also keep handy, an OTC named Buscopan. Different from Immodium and its kaolin-clay relatives which absorb and solidify excess internal fluids, Buscopan is a sedative for the muscles which cause bowel spasms. I hope you never need this information. 🙂


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