Madison’s challenge has this photo today http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/pathways/ joining in is fun, lots of great flash fiction to read. Here is mine.
On the Nose
‘She has the scent already,’ the sow pulled Emil sharply right, nearly pulling him over.
‘Ouch, why can’t you stay on the path in the light?’Jean-Francois followed laughing, as the pig thrust her snout into the leaf mould, her tail corkscrewing frantically.
‘I can’t smell a thing, but I can see something black down there.’ The boys rummaged in beside her and didn’t hear the footsteps back on the path, but a resounding snort registered. They turned and faced the biggest wild boar ever.
‘It’s old Napoleon, he thinks these are his truffles . . . run for your life.’
44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers, On the Nose”
This is good. Love the title! Mine’s here: http://marilynkaydennis.wordpress.com/madison-woods-friday-fictioneers-witch
A great short story, well done. 🙂
hehe made me laugh…
As soon as I read ‘pig’ ‘black’ I thought there would be truffles somewhere!
I thought of truffles too, but I was imagining a porcine love story…
I Really think YOU should write a porcine love story! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Glad to know its not just my mind that runs off at tangents!
I’d run from Old Napoleon.
Too right big scary beasties!
This made me chuckle. Forget about the truffles…run like the devil… lol. Lots of comical stories this week. Here’s mine:
Thanks Lora, I’m always happy to make people smile!
I thought there might be truffles . . . they always makes me think of chocolate, and I really must cut down on that!! Great take.
Ours is here: http://www.lazuli-portals.com/flash-fiction/expect-the-unexpected
They would be the only truffles I would eat! Glad you liked it 🙂
Truffles and pigs and orchards – really strong country theme that I love. Very nicely done:
Here’s mine as well: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-visiting-grannys/
Napoleon does sound threatening 🙂 Wonderful story Gilly.
Love the story. Of course the big black bully boar would have to be called Napoleon. 😉
Ha! A bullying take on the prompt. Well done, Gilly. Mine is here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/fridayfictioneers-sacrilege/
Truffle hunting! Brilliant! I’ve only ever been Morel hunting. 🙂 http://kaitlinandmichaelbranch.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-7/
I haven’t done either – just fly agaric with my camera! thanks for visiting 🙂
OOPS! So was the sow looking for truffles or for Napoleon? (I bet he’s handsome by sow standards.) Love the handlers’ shock. Another good one, Gilly.
My story (stories) – http://newpillowbook.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-a-walk-in-the-woods/
Thanks honey – Um well perhaps truffles for starters and Napoleon for mains! 😉
Hahaha! Good one, Gilly!
Thanks Mary Ann!
Very nicely done. I liked this very much! Good visuals. Here’s mine: http://theforgottenwife.com/2012/06/15/friday-fictioneers-6152012-the-watcher/
Thank you for visiting and I’m glad you liked it 🙂
Sound like a certain wild boar needs a lesson in manners. Hope the boys made it out intact!
I think the boar had an ulterior motive !
Gilly, LOVED your story– boars can be really, really MEAN–I’d run for my life! Dachsunds have been found to have a “nose” for truffles, too—–Plus, they won’t eat them, just bark at them. Delightful story.
Thanks Virginia, dachsunds could be the path to riches then!
Truffles and boars and…isn’t there a song about that? Seriously, love the story and setting. Lots going on in a small space.
Hahaha is thereTess? I bet that would be hilarious. Glad to know you enjoyed it 🙂
Very nice change of pace. I like the truffle hunting, hoped that was where you were headed. Napoleon was a surprise. I think he was probably more interested in the sow than the truffles though. As long as the boys don’t try to drag her along with them, they shouldn’t have a problem getting away safely. 😉 Here’s the link to mine: http://melodypearson.com/june-15-2012-the-trails-beginning/
Thanks for visiting Melody, I hope I wasn’t too predictable!
I hope old Napoleon didn’t bring his army. I like the ending. Brings a humorous twist to the story.
Mine’s here: http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/15/six-oclock/
I chortled for several reasons, not the least thinking Nappy might also think that’s his sow! Wait, isn’t there a law still on the books about naming a pig Napoleon in France?
is there Kathy? I hope they don’t catch me! 🙂
Yes, the truffle hunt! And a possessive Napoleon. I could smell the damp black earth. Thanks for sharing.
Here’s mine: http://thebradleychronicles.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/flash-fiction-friday-letting-go/
Thank you JK!
Great short and I love that last line…
These flash challenges are such fun, every week I think I can’t do it and then it falls into place – well after a fashion!
I had a good chuckle with this one, Gilly.
Very good write…!!!
If I make you laugh I’m very happy Izzy x:-)x
Cute story! These boys need to get themselves a good ‘hog dog’! Sorry I am so late with my comment. Thanks for visiting mine.