Friday Fictioneers – Sting In The Tale

‘Chico, it’s me – Vinny from Lamberton Wildlife Park – gotta job for ya. The boss wants a bee, 20 foot. Gonna go out front!’

‘That’s a big bug Vin, but you can rely on Fuentes Plastics. Give us 2 weeks.’

As promised, the bee arrived two weeks later; it was a beauty. Vinny and Chuck carefully wheeled it round to the entrance where their boss, Mr Gammon, was waiting.

‘Where da ya want it?’ said Vinny.

Mr Gammon’s face froze; Mrs Gammon laughed. ‘Stick it up there after the m!’ she said, pointing to the sign:

‘Lam erton Wildlife Park’


This is my entry into this weeks 100 word challenge over at Friday Fictioneers.

49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Sting In The Tale

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thought people might start seeing through it, but even if they did I hoped the ending might still be funny. Pleased to see it kept you in the dark until the end!

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Heh. Glad you liked the story and the names 🙂

      Also thanks about the banner. I really like it: makes me look all introspective and absorbed in my art, which is true some of the time at least!

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Cheers Jennifer. Recognised the Bio-domes straight away. We were actually in Cornwall for 2 weeks in June but didn’t go to the Eden Project. Combination of the high entrance fee and worrying about out dogs put us off.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      To be honest Rochelle I was surprised nobody else had the same idea – looks like my brain might just be wired differently. Which is no bad thing I suppose!


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