Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Magpie Tale 55 – Pancakes and Lemons

An intriguing photo from Tess over at MAGPIE TALES this week prompted this story.

“Look, all I said was, I can’t stand lemons!”
 “Are you sure that’s all you said?”
 “So what’s with the bloody fork then?
 “You sure it’s blood and not paint?”
 “I’m sure and the knife, it’s missing.  Where’s the knife?”
 “You don’t think …?”
 “No, she wouldn’t, would she?”
 “You sure that’s all you said, you can’t stand lemons?”
 “I may have mentioned the outfit.”
 “What outfit?”
 “The Carmen Miranda outfit, you know the one where she wears bananas, pineapples and lemons on her head.  Honestly, she’s such a prima donna and    no sense of humour.”
 “Don’t be so tough, she probably spent ages on that.  She’s really making the effort to get involved this year.”
 “Come on, if you think for one minute that I’m dressing up like that for a sponsored pancake race, you’ve got another think coming!” 
 “But it’s for a good cause.  Harry’s going as Count Dracula.”
 (A pained voice screams in the distance) “AGGGGHHHHHH! Stupid woman, I was only joking about the lemons!”
 “Who said that?”
 “It’s coming from the stationary cupboard.”
 “Oh dear, sounds like Count Dracula.  Looks like he’s wearing a knife in his leg! You know he’s really squeamish, can’t stand the sight of blood”
 “Pity that means our team is one man down for the pancake race this year!”


  1. What a clever Magpie Tale! I thououghly enjoyed this .... give me a Carmen Miranda headpiece any day!

  2. I thought it was going to be a bloodbath, then came the twist. How cute!

  3. Happy Pancake day a week ahead of time. Great story.

  4. Boy, we never have a pancake day like this.

    Very clever write. : )

  5. LOL... guess they are down one... great response!

  6. Oh, that's brilliant. I love it to bits!

  7. Happy Pancake Day everyone, despite celebrating earlier this year, thanks to Magpie Tales!


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