Monday, October 17, 2011

Tales from Exile -- Peking Duck

image courtesy of Magpie Tales


Tales from Exile – Peking Duck


You want 12 duck lady? You not so fat? How you eat 12?

You want frozen? Bad for ducks, not so good cold.

You want to fly with them? Lady these ducks are dead. Not flying again, eating.

No! You take duck to Africa? No duck in Africa?

Special dinner party on island?

You crazy lady.



Africa does that.

(A true story)


more flying ducks at Magpie Tales   Thanks to Tess for the prompt.

x

27 comments:

Jinksy said...

Why didn't I get an invitation! LOL

mylittlewordz said...

That's an amusing tale. And quite moving with the Africa reference.
Jamie.

Dave King said...

Wonderful. Great response to the prompt.

christopher said...

oddly, I have a very old friend and his mother is living now in retirement on an island off the West Africa coast. People go there for a weird kind of tourism since it was a main staging area for the slave trade. This is only odd for the simple reason I am still impressed with finding this friend after losing contact with him in 1954.

jabblog said...

This made me smile. The dialogue is priceless - 'Lady these ducks are dead. Not flying again, eating.'

The Old Raven said...

This poem is filled with warmth and the experience priceless. I love it!

anthonynorth said...

Quite a conversation. Excellent.

Martin said...

I felt as though I was eavesdropping, here.

Brigid said...

So witty as real conversations often are.

Helen said...

Perfect ... Martin is right, felt like I might have been standing right next to you!!

Doctor FTSE said...

Great stuff! Great patter! Plenty UK natives speak like worse English than that, like, y'know, innit?

Brian Miller said...

ha. a little communication break down maybe...was fun pe(e)king in on the conversation...smiles.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Oh God! Thank you for hitting me at the right time with a good laugh....LOVE!!

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect!

Lyn said...

Well, you certainly put the right spin on this one..thank you!!

Catfish Tales said...

Hahaha. Good dialogue, very realistic. You must have lived some in China too. ;~D

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this..I felt like I was standing next to you in this conversation..great job!

Mama Zen said...

How funny!

Nicholas V. said...

Great take on the image! I loved the intertwining misunderstandings of the conversation.

Morning said...

lovely wordplay.

how creative you are, smiles.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent write!

Anna :o]

Trellissimo said...

What repartee!

Ann Grenier said...

Smiling... Clever take on the prompt.

Kathe W. said...

very clever! love the dialogue!

Tess Kincaid said...

Thanks for the smiles...love that it's a true conversation...

Arnab Majumdar said...

I'd love to visit. This, I have to see with my own eyes! :D

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

Anonymous said...

So cute - great dialogue! Reminds me of my days with my Korean girlfriend, Ki Oh ... "Yoo my elephant, remember eversing and loyal forever..."