Copyright–Douglas M. MacIlroy
Perry and his friend Nanook talked on Skype every month or so.
"It looks so beautiful by the lake and mountain up there in Alaska, Nanook," said Perry, fully enamored of the exotic friend he had met several years ago on vacation.
"Yes, but climate change is threatening our way of life, my friend," said Nanook.
"OMG! What's happening?"
"Our environment is shrinking, seals are dying, and even Mount Moosejaw is crumbling!"
"That's terrible, Nanook! What can I do?"
"There is nothing, my friend. Farewell for now."
As the transmission ended, Nanook turned to his brother, Rocky.
"Take down the phony set, Rock, and let's hit the beach! Next month, we hit him up big for the Save Mount Moosejaw Fund!"
You'll be happy to know I caught on to the ruse and didn't give the Save Mount Moosejaw Fund a single dime! Of course I had previously funded the Nanook Scholarship Fund, Nanook School for Wayward Seals, and Nanook Jewish Deli in the Tundra and I was pretty much out of money after that.
Anyway, that's my take on the above picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers this week, and the many other Fictioneers' interpretations are available by clicking here. Please check them out.
Just don't let any of them ask you for money for Mount Moosejaw!