Mayday! Mayday! – Friday Fictioneers

Here is my entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!


Copyright – DLovering

– Mayday! Mayday! –

“Mu-um! Mu-um!”

“Just a minute, Lucy. Don’t jog my arm, I’m trying to take a photo!”

Perhaps I’d made a stupid mistake. Lucy was struggling with the heat, the mosquitoes, the oxygen-starved air. Holidaying where the dart landed on the map had seemed a great idea, but –

“It’s like a Maypole without the pole! Look! And here are the dancers! Aren’t they huge?”

We hadn’t seen a soul since we arrived in the remote village. Now I realised we hadn’t been looking up high enough. Tree trunks were legs, humans didn’t live here. We were in the land of friendly giants.

Let the fun begin, and our cares slip away.


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37 thoughts on “Mayday! Mayday! – Friday Fictioneers

  1. When I was practicing martial arts, my legs were thick and hairy – as most of the group. One day while on vacation my little toddler ran over and grabbed a hairy leg and hugged it – only to look up in horror as she discovered the owner was not dad 🙂 – your story reminded me of that memory.

  2. Remembered Gulliver’s Travels! One place’s giant is one place’s tiny creature! 🙂
    Hope all is well!

      1. Let me know when you do it and I’ll follow suit. Hopefully neither of us will end up in a world of giants.

  3. What a great way to choose their vacation spot! I’m glad it appears things will turn out well. I enjoyed the paradox in your title of an SOS call for help and a time for celebration. Very imaginative, Freya.


  4. Loved the way you used your title, very clever. I was so relieved that the giants were friendly, hope they enjoy their holiday

  5. Lovely and humorous fantasy trip. Obviously some airline or other is in partnership with these giants. They must both be making plenty of money off tourists to this different place. I wonder when National Geographic will catch on and print a story. 🙂 Well written.

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