Saturday, December 10, 2016

Stayin' with the Schmatas (FF)

  © Lucy Fridkin
FF - Friday Fictioneers

Last weekend I booked myself a couple of days at Hotel Eloi in Weena Bay.  

It's quite inexpensive because across the Bay from the hotel lives a race of creatures known as the Schmatas. With their gruesome faces and sharp claws, the Schmatas scare away many potential hotel guests.

I was sitting on the beach when the Schmatas began swimming across the bay towards the hotel. A mad panic ensued and soon the beach was emptied. Except for me.

A huge Schmata emerged from the water and approached me.

"Be a dearie and rub some suntan lotion on my back, will you?"  I asked. "And get me a Coke.”

Although they are gruesome looking indeed, the Schmatas provide excellent guest services for the hotel.


I've been missing in action lately so I thought I might wade back into the water with the post above.  Hopefully the water's not too full of Schmatas because they can be a bit raggy sometimes, not that I even know what that means.

There's nothing raggy, however, about the other Friday Fictioneers, and their takes on the picture prompt above may be found by clicking here.  One story of particular note is by the inimitable Russell Gayer and I'd recommend you read it forthwith

Or at least fifthwith. Happy Holidays, everybody!


Alicia said...

Oh! Those Schmatas! I'm telling you they're everywhere these days. Hopefully people will finally figure out how helpful they are! Glad to have you back, bringing smiles.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

I'm glad to hear that these Schmatas, although, gruesome, gave good service. They do make great dust rags. And then there are those schmatas hanging in my closet. Of course I need a new expect me to...(you know the rest.) Welcome back. Use the schmata by the door to wipe your muddy shoes.



Perry Block said...

Thanks, Rochelle. May you have Schmatas aplenty to take care of your needs your whole life through. Especially when it comes to dusting, not wearing!

Perry Block said...

As long as you don't have to date them! Thanks, Alicia.

Russell said...

If you've got a few Schmatas to spare, we could use some here, Perry. The gruesome appearance doesn't bother me, there are uglier creatures in the world (I've been to your Facebook page).

Perry Block said...

You have a stronger stomach than I do!

P.S. Joshi said...

Where was this beach, Perry, on a planet far, far away? Your creature sounds like something from the bar in the first Star Wars movie. Funny and good writing, though. :D --- Suzanne