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Friday Fictioneers – Trolleys

18 October, 2013

As always, huge thanks to Rochelle, Queen of FriFic. Another intriguing prompt this week:

which brought the following 100 words from my head:


“…and then climate change hastened and the seas rose, transforming what was once retail land into this vast estuary.
Wait… look…”

cuts boat engine

“Now folks, don’t move, stay quiet. We’re very lucky. See? There – an incredibly rare sight – three trolleys in their natural habitat. The alpha female guarding while her two cubs play. Look how majestically they swim, how happy they look, how free.

It’s hard for us to imagine how our ancestors kept these beautiful creatures on land, enslaved like mules. And they used plastic shopping bags. And they burnt oil. How naïve they were. How reckless.”



  1. Dear TRG,

    Trolleys in their natural habitat, intriguing.



  2. Another great tale of the survival of the Shopping Trolley – and their eventual escape from subservience to humans. Thanks for that, almost as good as robots!

  3. Reckless we are. Great depiction.

  4. You’ve got to love an informed tour guide… Great take on the prompt.

  5. Such an interesting take on the prompt! I love it.

  6. I love your take and humor here. How reckless we are, indeed.

  7. I think they’ve gone forth and multiplied! Or maybe that was before the flood. 🙂


  8. Dear TRG,

    I thought you only linked when…oh, never mind.



  9. excuse my language once again but that was fucking awesome! 😀
    I love it so much, and I want to know more, like what year is it and what happened and, umm, it’s awesome 😉

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