Thursday, May 12, 2016

Splish Splash (FF)

FF - Flash Fiction
copyright - C.E. Ayr
Last Sunday I went up to New York to visit my cousin Kevin, and as always we spent most of the time talking about how to contend with the relentless global warming. Just as we do in Philadelphia, when the heat gets unbearable New Yorkers splash around in any of the multiple bodies of water surrounding the city.

Monday morning it was so hot we joined thousands of New Yorkers and dove into New York Harbor.  The water was blessedly cool and just as I surfaced I saw what looked like a majestic crown also surfacing above the waters.

"Lady Liberty too?"  I asked.

"Ahh shit," bellowed Kevin, "there goes the day and every play on Broadway as well."

"But why?"

"It's Midtown's day to towel dry her."

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I'm pleased to present this cautionary tale about climate change.  If we're not careful about the environment, we'll all be required to towel down the iconic statues in every city where we live, and frankly I don't feel like getting that up close and personal with Rocky.

The other Friday Fictioneers have their own takes on the picture prompt above and you can check them out by clicking here.  If you don't do it, you're all wet!

I hate that joke.  I deserve to be drying Lady Liberty's private parts.

18 comments:

wmqcolby said...

Hahahahahaha! Badda-Bing! Just be sure the torch doesn't go out ...keep hope alive!

Perry Block said...

The torch always goes out. The people in the financial district have to rub two sticks together to get it to go back on.

Ga H said...

Snort. All you can do is hope for more global warming, then the statues melt.

Jan Brown said...

Love your take on the prompt and on the effects and impact of global warming!

As for the torch, the idiots in the financial district should be required to stand there with candles in 24-hour shifts :-)

Perry Block said...

Or stay in Philadelphia where the statues are small.

Perry Block said...

Once we break up the banks they'll have plenty of time.

Alistair Phillips said...

Ha, well, she deserves a clean and cool-off too! I was also thinking of a Statue of Liberty story initially. A cautionary climate change story was ideal, so nice one!

plaridel said...

good grief... at least, the lady didn't have meltdown from the heat.

Perry Block said...

Thanks. Yeah, we have to keep her from getting sunburned over the years!

Perry Block said...

That would be terrible. Try getting that out of the water every Monday!

Dawn said...

Forget the naysayers....It could happen!

oldentimes said...

Ha Ha Ha

Perry Block said...

I agree, and I am not volunteering to towel dry, Ms. Liberty!

Perry Block said...

Thank you! We're probably going to be longing for olden times before too long.

P.S. Joshi said...

Good story, Perry. I haven't seen the The Statue of Liberty off her base since the Ghost Busters managed it. I hope it never gets that hot. Well done. :D --- Suzanne

Russell said...

I recommend using an oversized blow dryer, or perhaps the wind from one of Donald Trump's speeches.

Vijaya said...

That was priceless! I was chuckling towards the end. Towelling off the Statue of Liberty – what a thought!

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